I took this past Friday off and, Maria and I headed into the city. Not something we do too often because we live down on the Jersey shore and taking the train in is a long 2 hour journey and, driving is just a headache trying to find parking. Anyhow, we decided we would stay the weekend and make it really fun. I'm writing to your from The Iroquois Hotel on 44th which I must say has turned out to be a very pleasant surprise.
I'll get to the hotel in a minute - back to Bobby Van's - as locals will know there are several locations and we ate at the one on W50th. Let me tell you from the service to the food it was simply flawless. I had Steak Gorgonzola and Maria had Filet Mignon. The meat was perfectly cooked and probably one of the most tender and tasty steaks I've had - ever. We ordered a side of Mashed Potatoes which serves 2 and, they were also very, very good. I am warning you now - bring your appetites - the portions are enormous!
Our waiter was very attentive and never had to ask for water or anything. He was efficient without being instrusive. We we so full we skipped dessert but we did linger over coffee. I promise you - this is going to make for an extra special pre-cruise dinner and we're in for a real treat. I can't wait to return.
Now on to The Iroquois - we've often passed by this little jewel of a hotel but, never gave any thought to staying here. We have a deluxe room on the 6th floor and it's perfect for our needs. We usually stay a little more "East" such as The Palace or the St. Regis but, since was pretty last minute - we figured we'd give it a try. The staff has been wonderful to us and, the only real down side I can give you is that there isn't a huge lobby area. The location is ideal - we're within easy walking distance to Times Square and yet, not far from 5th Avenue shopping. We're adding this hotel to our thumbs up list.
Well that's all for now, we're off to the St. James Theatre to see Gypsy with Patti LuPone and then we're having a late dinner at Da Marino.