Top 5 Food Lovers Hotels in New England
The truth is, not all New England hotels are particularly generous in catering to the food lover’s demanding palate. However, we’ve discovered five standout hotels for food lovers in New England that can satiate those with the most discerning tastes in provisions and accommodations.
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge MA
With two signature restaurants and a thriving jazz club, The Charles Hotel in Cambridge combines modern touches with Shaker-inspired aesthetics reminiscent of the eclecticism Cambridge is known for. A Four Diamond Hotel demands even finer fare, and Henrietta’s Table procures local, organic ingredients to craft local classics. By night, Rialto serves Mediterranean fusion fare – perfectly prepared, award-winning cuisine presented with equally perfect service. The Charles Hotel boasts accolades including designation on the Top 60 Hotel Restaurants in the World by Gourmet and best hotel to “stay put” by the New England Travel Guide.
Stonehurst Manor, North Conway NH
Lush landscapes, finely appointed quarters, and scrumptious, gourmet food awaits you at Stonehurst Manor, one of the finest boutique hotels in New Hampshire that offers simply gorgeous views of the majestic White Mountains. Noted chef Avi Deiter and his team of culinary professionals lovingly prepare each palate-pleasing dish, and he feature a refreshingly different specialty menu each evening. Of course, even the North Conway locals can’t resist Stonehurst Manor’s Friday Night Pizza special followed by a few specialty martinis in the elegant library lounge. This 2013 Certificate of Excellence recipient is a vacationing foodies dream within the realm of NH Hotels.
TOPPER’S at The Wauwinet, Nantucket MA
Where the Great Point Wildlife Sanctuary in Nantucket ends the Wauwinet and the award-winning cuisine at TOPPER’S begins. One of Nantucket’s most acclaimed restaurants with perfect views of the Bay, pleasant days beckon food lovers to enjoy their seasonally inspired fare on the outdoor deck. Although The Wauwinet was constructed in 1860, TOPPER’S is just now celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a special menu – an event food lovers won’t want to miss. Wine lovers also flock to this sanctuary to partake in TOPPER’s 1450-bottle wine list, making it a repeat recipient of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award.
Gala Steakhouse & Bistro at Orchards Hotel
Foodies headed to the Berkshires will delight in the hearty fare dished up at the Gala Steakhouse & Bistro within the lovely Orchards Hotel in Williamstown, MA. Diligent about using only locally sourced, organic ingredients, Gala offers a fine dining experience like no other. Eat on the patio, indoors by the cozy fire, in the courtyard – wherever you take your fare, it won’t rest on the plate long. Food lovers seeking Farm to Table cuisine will have a most memorable experience at the Orchards and Gala.
Mandarin Oriental, New York City
Known for both fabulous accommodations and world-class food, the Mandarin Oriental in NYC arguably boasts the best views of Central Park and by far the most amazing dim sum bento, wonton soup, and Wagyu beef sliders. If you prefer to take your meal out to the park, Mandarin Oriental has it covered with their newly released Central Park Picnics. Choose your cuisine from a menu that includes pizza Bianca, thyme-grilled quail, local artisan salami, and even a set of eco-friendly bamboo cutlery…talk about class!
Food lovers looking for top-notch holiday menus and New Year’s hotel packages will pleasantly discover that many of these fine establishments will meet your needs.