The hotel's main restaurant, Serafina, is a popular Italian spot for pre- and post-theatre dining. It's located on the ground floor of the hotel, looking out onto 55th Street and was designed by David Rockwell (although we're sure he wouldn't appreciate the state some of the furniture is in now). Dominating the space is a glittering mosaic portrait of what could be Marilyn Monroe or another Hollywood starlet and a red chandelier with multiple glass swirls twisting toward the ground. The eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as brunch at the weekend. In the morning there are three fixed menu breakfasts to choose from however if you want something lighter then you can choose pancakes, eggs, or continental fare. The main menu, which is served throughout the day, has a large choice of antipasti, pizzas (featuring home-made mozzarella), pastas and salads as well as meat and fish dishes. Nothing out of the ordinary as far as the menu goes - just good old fashioned cucina italiana!
Off the lobby to the left is rmfifty5, one of two bars at the hotel. It is a good place to come for an after work drink with its wooden floors, false baroque furniture and black and white wallpaper picturing a forest. Here you can enjoy a signature cocktail or tapas under the Murano glass chandeliers while chilling out to the live music. For unobstructed views of midtown Manhattan head upstairs to the Ava Lounge, named after Ava Gardner. It features a series of long banquettes coming out from under the large windows as well as wooden columns and a faux library in one corner. A cosy, intimate hangout it also has a terrace open during the summer months.