Visiting The Concorde Hotel and The Bonsaii Cafe in New York

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The Concorde Hotel. Photo by Michael Morrissey

The newly renovated Concorde Hotel sits on 55th Street just around the corner from Lexington. 

A great location for anyone visiting our fair city or looking for a little staycation.

The Concorde Hotel originally opened with the idea of creating a home away from home for pilots of the Concorde Airlines. 

The Concorde Hotel: The Design

The Design is focused on privacy and comfort with only 4 rooms on each floor. You exit the elevator to an intimate entry shared by 4 beautiful suites. 

Ranging from single rooms to huge spaces, bigger than many NYC apartments. The larger suites include beautiful views of the city while offering in all rooms all the updated accommodations you would need. There’s one room at the Concorde which has a lovely terrace, and there’s another terrace in a common area.

A clean and simple décor with warm subtle colors creates a space of comfort as well as convenience for everything. 

The Lobby entrance is elegant and inviting. Perfect lighting throughout.

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The Concorde Hotel. Photo by Michael Morrissey

Once past the front desk of a smiling staff is a lovely sitting area followed by The Bonsaii Café. 

The Bonsaii Cafe

Café Bonsaii pays homage to the name by offering sake, wine, and specialty cocktails. Specializing in small plates, the tapas.

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The Bonsaii Cafe. Photo by Michael Morrissey
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The Bonsaii Cafe. Photo by Michael Morrissey

The Menu

Keeping in the theme of the traveler they have compiled a menu that includes tastes from Asia and Spain.

Naturally, Bonsaii Cafe focuses on the Asian influence yet emphasizes on Zen.

The cocktails are versatile and delicious. 

Ceviche Aguachil – my favorite. Diced white fish, white tiger shrimp, rainbow peppers, mango, passionfruit topped with plantain chips

Goat Cheese Burrata –goat cheese! Goat cheese spread, grape tomato, basil pistachio pesto.  Yes, please! I could eat this pesto by the bowl. Red onions and drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Bonsaii Meatballs – Italian seasoned meatball, grated parmesan, pine nuts, crema agria, with a chipotle marina sauce.  A nice meatball but my Asian palate could have used a bit more heat.

Meat and cheese platter – everyone loves a charcuterie. 

Everything we would want. 

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Everything we would want. Photo by Michael Morrissey

The Service

The Hospitality of Bonsaii Cafe was outstanding. Welcoming and knowledgeable in suggesting the perfect dishes. 

A gorgeous space including an outside garden patio perfect for a night out, gathering with friends, or date night. Check out their Facebook page for more photos.

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The outside garden. Photo by Michael Morrissey

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enter an oasis of tranquility.

The Bonsaii Cafe is a hidden gem and may be the best-kept secret in New York. 

Get there soon and stay a night or two at the Concorde.  

A perfect way to enjoy NYC.

Check out their website.

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