The hotel's main eatery is the super stylish Tanuki Tavern, a Japanese gastro pub from Jeffrey Chodorow. Serving food throughout the day, including breakfast, guests can choose to sit either at the counter and watch the chefs prepare the sushi and sashimi or take a seat at the light wood tables and matching chairs. The décor is quintessentially Japanese - unfussy, with clean lines, lanterns falling from the ceiling and lots of beautifully crafted typical objects such as vases and old sake bottles. Just next to the restaurant part is the bar and waiting area which has low triangular tables and chairs placed on mustard and burgundy rugs. The Tavern offers all guests at the hotel a discount on food and drink.
Also off the lobby is Carte Blanche, the hotel's lobby bar and café which in summer has an outdoor terrace. Half of the space is given over to the counter itself while the other half, the seating area, is centered around a blue-clothed pool table. This is the place to come for a speciality coffee, cake or a snack while surfing the net on your iBook (or iPad, to drag things into the 21st century).
Plunge is the rooftop bar, so called as it is located next to the outdoor pool. The glass structure has a fully retractable roof and boasts stunning views over the city. The bar is notable for the custom photographic portraits by Deborah Anderson, whose work can also be admired in the lobby of the Meatpacking's sister property, Gansevoort Park Avenue. Details of these images can be found on the cushions placed on the banquettes along the window but are secured to the seats as guests have been known to pinch them, so please, resist the temptation. In the summer months the terrace is open and guests can enjoy lunch up here too with food from either outlet.