16 Apr Rosevale Kitchen
Nestled away in the heart of the theatre district sits Rosevale Kitchen, the chic restaurant inside the Civilian Hotel, one of the new hip accommodations in the area. Designed with the neighborhood in mind, the restaurant is awash in theatrical flair, with marquee-style lighting, dramatically lush red velvet curtains, glamourous fixtures (lights feature drawings of all 41 Broadway theatres) and the industrial touches found backstage in a Broadway house.
Completing the look are current and historical photos of theatre luminaries donning the walls in the main dining room which, with its retro seating and tile flooring, harkens back to eateries of old while firmly trenched in the modern with big glass windows and jaunty plants.
In addition to the dining room downstairs, there is a small jewel-box cocktail bar upstairs done in a beautiful floor to ceiling cobalt blue featuring cabinets full of prop and costume pieces. Even a trip to the restroom is a decorated affair with special detailing—all in reverence to the world of the theatre. The star attraction, however, is the Starchild Rooftop Lounge featuring two terraces offering views of the city skyline or a burning sun setting over the Hudson River.
Rosevale Kitchen in the perfect pre-theatre dinner stop. They offer a fantastic three course prix-fixe menu for the price of $52.00 which is great value for the money. I had dinner here before a performance of A Doll’s House at The Hudson Theatre and was quite pleased with the meal. The staff is gracious and attentive and efficient with curtain times.
And of course, an after theatre dessert or cocktail is always a treat and this is a perfect venue for that as well. With the upstairs lounge beckoning, you may be persuaded to stay well into the night and even book a room in the hotel to stay over. Yes, the place is that much of a temptation!
Rosevale Kitchen is open Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm. The Cocktail Room is open Sunday-Wednesday 5:00pm-12:00am, Thursday-Saturday 5:00pm-2:00am.