New York Café
It is part of the history of Budapest and Hungarian literary life, once the official offices of the "Nyugat" magazine. The New York Café is the throbbing heart of the Hotel: just like a valuable chest of treasures distributed across four levels, it has preserved the original decorations that earned its fame throughout the world. The ceiling hosts the frescoes of Gusztav Mannheimer and Ferenc Eisenhut, dating back to the mid 1800s. Precious Venetian lamp shades diffuse a soft light that reflects off the gold plated stuccoes of the tortile columns, creating a myriad of colours.
Stepping foot in the New York Café means taking a step back in time: magnificence and sophistication welcome visitors, enveloping them with the charm of the Belle Époque.
Outside, the bronze Lucifers recall the many painters, actors and intellectuals that have forever frequented the popular Café. Inside it is possible to admire not only the proverbial courtesy of the waitstaff, but also the delightful suggestions of the barman or chefs.
Menus (Cafe website)