Just like Hilton New York, Grand Hyatt New York also has a grab-and-go cafe in the lobby. The difference is that it also offers a traditional room service menu with dishes by the hotel's popular restaurant, New York Central. Furthermore, with Hyatt's new focus on healthy, locally-sourced cuisine, you can count on ingredients like cage-free eggs, hormone-free chicken, and sustainable seafood.
The Surrey was one of the hotels that made our "Celebrity Chefs Who Rule Room Service" list earlier this year, and we're sticking by our choice. With celebrity chef Daniel Boulud at the helm, guests can order up five-star fare like Gruyere-topped onion soup, or Belgian endive salad with Bosc pears, toasted walnuts and bleu cheese sherry vinaigrette.
For something less fancy, the in-room dining menu at W New York Downtown is available 24 hours a day, and offers top choices from the hotel's BLT Bar & Grill (think burgers, grilled meats, and sandwiches). Once upon a time, we found heaven in an $11 grilled cheese that, combined with views of the rising World Trade Center, allowed us to pig out and sightsee at the same time!
Last but not least, if you're looking to have your faith in room service restored once and for all, look no further than the Ace Hotel. The super-popular hotel has become super-popular for a reason, and much of that has to do with the above-average restaurants, including Stumptown Coffee, John Dory Oyster Bar, No. 7 Sub Shop and The Breslin—the latter earned a Michelin star, and offers in-room dining 24 hours a day.