Red Eye Grille - read more 3 - 10 - 17
A snowy day and we had tickets for the New York Pops. What else is new? We needed a restaurant very close to Carnegie Hall. Red Eye Grille was the place, located around the corner and across the street. Even better is that one can park in the garage directly below and take the elevator to the building lobby. Then a short walk outside on the stone patio and you are at the entrance. If you are coming from the street there are five stone steps. If steps are not great for you, walk to 56th Street and a bit down the street, where you will find a ramp to the patio. Then walk back to the double doors. A small entryway and another single door lead to the restaurant proper. At this point you will find the lounge area (with couches) where there is music every evening). One side of the full-height bar requires two steps up. The other side doese not.
Red Eye Grill is an "...updated, classic American restaurant...with warm tones, polished nickel and leather, along with Red Grooms artwork, (which) creates a spohisticated, timeless and comfortable atmosphere." (website) We certainly agree!
The welcoming host asked about our seating preferences (close he music or farther away) and led us to a quiet location away from the music, and near the fireplace, so that we could talk. Tables are well spaced. Booths and banquets are also available. There are several dining areas. If you have a particular need, mention it at the time you make your reservation. They will try to accommodate.
The varied menu had something for everyone. Our server took care of all of our requests in a very pleasant and professional manner. We were able to enjoy a delicious meal in a leisurely fashion. I would be remiss if I did not mention the incredible sorbet available for dessert or the warm chocolate chip cookies offered with our coffee. As if that was not enough, as we left we found a large serving bowl with chocolate on the counter. That is sure to make an impression on most of us! Red eye Grille was a great location for a pre-concert dinner!
Multi-stall restrooms with a large, handicapped-accessible stall do not have baby-changing facilities.
As always, we at Destination:Accessible advise you to visit a venue's website, www.redeyegrille.com, when planning a visit, to "know before you go."