Now open near Bryant Park, Paloma offers the perfect mix of flavors. Before a show or in the middle of a shopping spree, stop by this Latin American spot for a meal by Chef PJ Calapa. Whether you’re craving fish tacos or a zesty ceviche, this stylish pan-Latin eatery offers all that and an excellent drink program to top you off. While you’re around, travel upstairs at the Hotel Hendricks for a rooftop drink with a fantastic view of Midtown, any day of the year. Read on for what to savor at Paloma and the Hendricks Rooftop.
Breakfast & Lunch
Come enjoy breakfast for business or pleasure at Hotel Hendricks. This sophisticated dining room impresses with high ceilings and zebra-backed chairs, plus plenty of light streaming in from the windows overlooking the Peruvian Garden (more on that later). Mexican plates like chilaquiles—a crispy tortilla topped with chicken, cheese, and a fried egg—and huevos rancheros show off the chef’s regional specialties, as he grew up in Texas near the Mexican border. The menu also features classic breakfast items like smoked salmon on a bagel, avocado toast with egg, or Greek yogurt with fruit and granola.
At lunch, look forward to the Paloma Burger with Oaxaca cheese, guac, and jalapeno pepper. Pair that with sides like Mexican street corn or yucca fries. There are four taco selections, including a vegetarian mushroom option and a fish taco made with cod. Come with friends for a midday meal at Paloma, and share fluke aguachile, or Mexican ceviche, made with bright flavors like cucumber and lime. You and your crew can also indulge in chips, salsa, and guac.
Happy Hour & Dinner
On your next night out, relax and indulge at Paloma. Happy Hour starts at 3pm and lasts until 6pm, Monday through Friday. You’ll find discounted margs, beer, and eats during these hours, plus special events like the recent happy hour featuring Mezcales de Leyenda. Specialties at the Paloma bar also include spiked Mexican aguas frescas, or sweetened fruit juices, and of course the paloma: a grapefruit margarita.
Chef Calapa’s dinner menu elaborates on the Latin American dishes featured at lunch. In addition to tacos and starters like ceviche, dinner features Argentinian beef carpaccio; the Spanish dish gambas al ajillo, or garlic shrimp; and a variation on branzino, dressed with orange and watermelon radish. Take a look at the steak on the Mains menu, like short rib with pineapple chutney and bone-in ribeye with avocado on a tortilla. Make your meal even better with skewers like grilled zucchini or chicken.
In warm months, enjoy your spiked agua fresca and plate of al pastor short ribs outside at Paloma’s Peruvian Garden. Artist Julio Granados’ bright, celebratory mural and the row of fountains beneath make it the perfect hangout, day or night. If you have a special event coming up, reserve this welcoming garden for your birthday, office party, reunion, or rehearsal dinner. You can also rent out the entire restaurant. Submit inquiries through the Paloma website.
Take It to the Roof
Before you leave Hotel Hendricks, don’t miss the glamorous rooftop bar. This indoor/outdoor offering is open all year long, featuring seasonal cocktails and exciting interior design like the funky pink chandeliers over the lounge areas. Right now, continue the Latin American theme with the Gato Negro cocktail, made with rye, mezcal, amaro, and bitters. Or pay tribute to the nearby urban oasis with the Bryant Park Spritzer, made with vodka, Lillet Blanc, and lemon. The rooftop bar also serves wine by the glass and bottle, as well as beer.
Paloma is located inside Hotel Hendricks at 25 W. 38th St. For reservations, call 646-933-9040 or visit palomarestaurantnyc.com.