The Roxy Hotel
2 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013, USA
| +1 212-519-6600
The Best Place for a Jazz Brunch in New York CityFor a playful brunch spot on the weekends, there is no better place than Tribeca’s Roxy Hotel (formerly the TriBeCa Grand), with its timeless quality, copper ceilings, and vintage furnishings and fixtures. Outside, on the cobblestone plaza, a London-inspired town clock sets the scene. Inside, an expansive lobby was designed to be as comfy as a living room. And it is a living room of sorts, with its comfortable armchairs arranged in intimate seating groups, and a low-key vibe. Just add good friends and you have a recipe for a great afternoon.
The Art Deco accents were chosen on purpose, says Tony Fant, President and COO of GrandLife Hotels, the group that owns The Roxy. Add to this a hand-crafted classic cocktails bar, you have some semblance of classic New York.
Perhaps my most favorite aspect of The Roxy is the Django and the intimate movie theaters on the lower level with their soft armchairs. The Django, a performance space inspired by the cellar jazz clubs of Paris in the 20’s and 30’s, features a plaster ceiling and brick walls. Ceramic tiles in warm colors, including rose, salmon and sky blue, are everywhere because “everyone looks good in warm tiles,” jokes Fant. The cellar washrooms, too, with opaque glass windows in wooden stall doors and the iconic Roxy emblem “R” will make you fall in love with the art of hand-washing.