Ian Schrager’s remake of the MetLife office building into the Edition Hotel is finally opened for business and so is its restaurant, The Clocktower. Michelin-starred Brit Jason Atherton’s first Stateside project, which he worked on with Stephen Starr, has a fancy, clubby feel, complete with a billiards room. 90 seats are spread across three distinct dining rooms, each with its own color scheme. The interior designers doubtlessly have some fancy Pantone color names for the various rooms but most people will readily identify them as red, blue, and green.
The decor is distinctly eclectic: enormous Victorian-style fireplaces meet walls covered with 500 black and white photos of the city and iconic New Yorkers. The restaurant is open for three meals a day, serving new American menu with a few British dishes thrown in for good measure. There's a lot to look at during the daylight hours, but things get pretty atmospheric at dinner.