The View Restaurant at the Marriott Marquis, New York

We wrapped up the course of my birthday with my first Broadway show, which made me realize how little I got to experience New York the few years that I’ve lived there. I was too busy working and studying as a college student at the time — too busy, and too broke LOL — so I was really happy to finally check some of these things off my New York bucket list. We decided on a Broadway classic, The Phantom of the Opera, which we went to on a happy and full stomach after dining at The View Restaurant inside the Marriott Marquis. It was a special visit for my mom as well, since she got to return after having coffee at the lounge nearly thirty years ago during her youth.

Map of the restaurant view as it turns

It was a beautiful restaurant and such a perfect spot for our pre-broadway show dinner with its location in the heart of the theater district of Times Square. What is special about the restaurant is that the revolving feature offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the skyline. The romantic atmosphere made it a great place to celebrate a birthday. Would make a good date or anniversary spot too!

Overall we had an amazing experience here, from the service to the food. We loved our server, who was so nice to take a million pictures for us (which I’m sure she is used to haha) and provided us with friendly and attentive service. My mom is a notoriously picky eater with a blatant tendency to complain, but this was one of those rare moments where I didn’t have to tell her to chill! She was very satisfied with the food here and would give it five stars! As for me, I am very serious about dessert, and the dessert here was delightful. It made me very happy haha.

Couple of notes before I get to the food pics:
-reservations are recommended
-dress policy is business casual

Our food (sorry for the dim exposure!):

Curried Corn Coconut Chowder with Jumbo Lump Crab
Braised Wagyu Beef Ravioli (“Best ravioli ever,” says Mom)
Pappardelle Pasta with Wild Mushrooms
Mac n’ Cheese
Coffee with our dessert — the most important part of the meal!
New York Cheesecake in New York!!
Oh no I forgot what this was called.. It was a pineapple thing and was divine!
I swear I didn’t order three desserts — they gave me this chocolate cake for my birthday!! I got to make my wish and blow out my birthday candle here:).

I have an insatiable sweet tooth and always have to eat something sweet after dinner, especially at a fine dining restaurant… I gave myself some room to go crazy on my birthday haha.


Last stop of the day: the Majestic Theater!


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