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Aug 6, 2007 08:20 AM

5 Stars near Liberty and West Streets?

Going to be in town on business next week and I have one free night. Are there any recommended 4-5 star places nearby? I'm staying at the Marriott on 85 West Street and attending meetings at 225 W. Liberty. I know I can cab it elsewhere but would prefer to stay close to the hotel if there's great food nearby. TIA

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  1. I think Roy's has good food - never been there myself though...

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    1. re: nokitsch

      Roy's is ok, Tribeca and the west village are a short cab ride away since you're on the west side highway anyway.

      1. re: lanadai

        There really is not anything of that caliber in the financial district. As the last poster indicated it is a very quick trip to Tribeca where you are sure to find something to meet your wishes - especially from a hotel on the west side highway, we are talking less than ten minutes. I am a walker at heart and have even walked from that part of town up to Tribeca - it is doable. Any cuisine preferred?

      2. re: nokitsch

        I haven't been to Roy's in a long time. It was good. I agree with posters below, head to TriBeCa.

      3. There are no starred restaurants in that area. Roy's is good for seafood, but otherwise, it's rather a "barren wasteland," in terms of really special dining. Go North to Tribeca, and you'll find the wonderful and famous Chanterelle, as well as Thalassa, Tribeca Grill, City Hall, and other notable places to dine.

        1. I am surprised that no one has mentioned Bouley! It is in Tribeca and IMO better than Chanterelle. It also has a more casual dining area upstairs, called, Upstairs at Bouley (duh). Bouley is probably the best option close to the Marriott that you are staying.

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          1. re: kobetobiko

            I was going to say Bouley! But technically, it is Tribeca. But, as I said before, definitely walkable. Especially since it is in the southern part of Tribeca.

          2. Thanks for the suggestions so far. I really am not too familiar with Manhattan so don't really know which neighborhood is where. I'll research the restos already mentioned here but have to ask - if I cast my net a bit wider which is the closest 5-star resto by cab? Money is no object, since I rarely get to NYC and thus want to treat myself. I'm open to cuisine. I just want to experience true heaven on a plate in NYC!

            1. Danube, City Hall, or Fresh