This month’s trending hotels, restaurants and destinations.
Caviar Kaspia at The Mark Hotel
25 E. 77th St., New York City
This French restaurant and caviar boutique (dining room and tablescape pictured above) was founded in Paris in 1927 and has since become a world-renowned institution for its caviar and other fine foods. The New York City location evokes old world elegance and comfort with Parisian flavor, yet is tailored to New York, featuring the iconic Caviar Kaspia blue tablecloths, emerald green mohair banquettes, wood paneled walls, and a sculptural Belgian black marble bar with warm ambient lighting by L’Observatoire International.
The caviar bar offers eight different types of farm raised caviar, spanning multiple regions around the world and expanding various taste profiles and access, as well as other seafood dishes and cocktails. The boutique sells a variety of caviars, as well as other gourmet products such as smoked salmon, truffles, and chocolates. The restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, features classic French dishes with a modern twist, and the wine list is extensive. The house’s cult favorites are a twice-baked potato topped with caviar, blinis with smoked salmon, bottarga, vegetarian caviar made from liquified and spherized truffle, eggs with caviar, and pasta with caviar.
There’s no wonder why Caviar Kaspia is a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike—it’s the perfect place to enjoy a special meal or simply indulge in some of the finest caviar in the world.
The Charleston Place
205 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina
Formerly a Belmond property, The Charleston Place went independent last year. But the 433-room hotel hasn’t lost any of its opulence, with its world-class dining and luxury shops just steps from downtown Charleston’s most popular attractions, including the famous City Market. The hotel’s crowning achievement is its rooftop pool, which features a retractable roof for unencumbered relaxation.
Thompson San Antonio
115 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, Texas
This modern retreat soars 20 stories above San Antonio’s celebrated River Walk and offers 162 guest rooms and 33 suites, all of which feature stunning views of the city skyline or the Texas Hill Country. Thompson San Antonio also has a rooftop restaurant (The Moon’s Daughters), a spa, and an outdoor pool. The hotel is just steps from the Alamo, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
Montefiore St. 36, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Hotel Montefiore is the epitome of Tel Aviv style and sophistication, conveniently located in the city’s heart, just steps away from Rothschild Boulevard. The meticulously restored 1920s structure houses 12 elegantly appointed rooms, as well as a world- class restaurant and bar. The lobby-level restaurant serves delectable cuisine for lunch and dinner, with an Israeli interpretation of a French-style menu with a Vietnamese influence.
Yours Truly, D.C.
1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
Take a close look at the velvet-plush lobby decor when you check into Washington, D.C.’s Yours Truly. By the time you drop off your bags and head back downstairs, the space might have been transformed for dinner service at Mercy Me, a South American-inspired restaurant newly helmed by Puerto Rican chef Samuel Diaz. The property is also home to Call Your Mother, an outpost of the beloved regional bagel shop from Andrew Dana and James Beard-nominated chef Daniela Moreira.