Express Elevator to Heaven — Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel

Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel
145 East 50th st., Manhattan
(212) 702-1600

Mon-Tues: Dnining/Cocktails 5pm – 1am
Wed-Fri: Dinning and Cocktails 5pm – 2am
Saturday: Brunch 11:30am – 3:30pm, Dinning/Cocktails 6pm – 2am
Sunday: Brunch 11:30am – 3:30pm, Dinning /Cocktails 3:30pm – 12am

Bypassing the guest elevators in the lobby of the Kimberly Hotel for a hidden express elevator just off to the left will put you on the fast track to heaven- if you expect your brunch to be as transcendental as I do. Your adventurous zip to the top floor will be met with several rewards: Gorgeous, rooftop views stretching in all directions across Manhattan, heated floors, and Truffled Duck Egg Toast.

Just opened this past spring and simply named Upstairs, the restaurant’s retractable glass ceilings and walls allow for a sky-grazing meal even during these months of typical hibernation.

You truly get what you pay for when you treat yourself to a meal catered by Executive Chef Gwenaël Le Pape, hailing from the 3 ½ star Maison d’Azur in Miami. Brunch Upstairs is an affordable way to dabble in his culinary excellence.

Open year-round for brunch, lunch and dinner, I can’t think of a more brilliant time to experience the tip-top of NYC then with the sweet rays of the mid-day sun.

Truffled Duck Egg Toast with Duck Prosciutto & Gruyere: $24

Photo credit: Sara Stryjewski

Lobster Roll with Brioche Bun: $24

Photo credit: Sara Stryjewski

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