Undeterred by the description in my NY Times app that Knave serves "one of New York's most expensive cappuccinos," we headed to the Parker Meridien to see why its cafe landed a spot on THE list. The soaring ceilings and dark moody corridor contrasted greatly with the bright and airy foyer of the main lounge area. Definitely a beautiful space but maybe not so "cafe" like in the traditional sense. Oh, and the cappuccino? $6. Very well made though. As long as you're not coming here every day for a cappuccino, it seems all right for a single occasion type thing. :P
The macchiato came with a perfect little heart. It's funny how it looks like the same size as the cappuccino in these pictures.
After enjoying the plush seats, we headed over to the Burger Joint in the hotel, which is nestled in an unexpected little corner, totally tucked away from normal view. It's a bit Soup-Nazi-like there; you have to order exactly as they specify and if you don't order correctly you are sent to the back of the line. No pressure or anything...though I didn't see this actually happen to anyone.
We grabbed our order and headed to Central Park to nom on burgers and fries and check out some colorful leaves in the process. Nothing super special or exciting but good eats nonetheless. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday if you ask me.
Knave | 118 W 57th Street
Burger Joint | 19 W 56th Street