The hotel's restaurant, Rare Bar and &Grill is an all-American affair, specialising in burgers and steaks. Decorated to resemble a ranch, we found the eatery, like the hotel, to be somewhat kitsch, with barbed wire designs around the columns and on the lampshades and the word 'eat' spelt out with pins on the wall. But here the most important thing is the meat which is of a high quality and includes Kobe beef, T-bone and ribeye steaks. There are also specialities of the house such as the 'frickle', a fried pickle, and deep-friend Oreos for dessert. While this is certainly not a place for vegetarians or those watching their waistline, it is a great place to experience a good old fashioned American burger with many varieties, toppings and sides available. There are a few soups and salads on the menu should you not wish to partake in the meat fest and there is a good selection of beers and wines to boot. Guests who are Hilton Honours gold and diamond members eat for free.
Rare View, the urban jungle treehouse, is the hotel's rooftop bar, serving cocktails in one of the greenest back drops in the city. With a terrace, retractable glass roof and 360° views of the city (Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty on a clear day), it is a great place to watch the sun set and marvel at the splendour of Manhattan and beyond.