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International Eats within Walking Distance of the Hotel Beacon

November 01 2021

One of the best things about being in New York City is how international it is. With people from all over the world visiting and living full time in the city, the influences can be found everywhere. With so many cultures and backgrounds in one place, you don’t need to leave the city to eat your way around the world.

In fact, NYC is home to a restaurant from just about every nation in the world as well as some of the best chefs and freshest ingredients. If you want to feed your “inner-foodie” when you visit the Upper West Side, some of the best examples of the city’s international cuisines can be found just steps from the Hotel Beacon.

Salumeria Rosi

They say New York City is the best place to try Italian food, outside of Italy – so don’t miss out during your stay on the UWS. The Salumeria Rosi is a restaurant with a Deli, Salumeria and a meat and cheese store and is just a three-minute walk from the hotel. The Salumeria Rosi offers indoor and outdoor dining, take out and delivery and cater for a range of dietary requirements including gluten free and vegetarian dishes - transporting you to the Italian Coast. 

Sala Thai

Winner of the 2020 Diner’s Choice Award, Sala Thai offers authentic Thai food just a couple of meters from the Hotel Beacon. The restaurant offers a vast menu that caters for all tastes and in the winter months, offers a special menu for heartier and warming meals. You can choose to eat in or take away, and delivery is available through third-party apps.

Salmon sushi being picked up by chopsticks.

The Milling Room  

International food in New York is great – but don’t miss the opportunity to try some of the best examples of American cuisine in the city too! The Milling Room opened in 2014 and offers a seasonal menu based on traditional local food. Located a ten-minute walk from the hotel, you can dine in, take out or call for delivery.

Tessa Restaurant

Just three-minutes from the Beacon, Tessa offers a modern take on your Mediterranean favourites from Europe served with classic cocktails. The food is best enjoyed in the restaurant thanks to the design and ambience of the dining room – but take out and delivery is available.

Hummus Place

Home to “the best hummus in Manhattan”, Hummus Place has been serving the community for almost 10 years. The menu is certified Kosher and is mostly gluten free and vegan. Choose from indoor and outdoor dining just two minutes from the hotel lobby – or opt for take out or delivery (free to the hotel!).


Yasaka celebrated its 10th birthday this year and is one of the best sushi places on the Upper West Side. If you’re looking for traditional Japanese dining with a creative flair – don’t skip a visit to the restaurant. Take out is also available and with the use of a third party app, delivery can be arranged.

Playa Betty’s

Californian food is some of the best available in the USA and NYC’s UWS is home to a tiny slice of the California coast – offering the best in West Coast beach food. Playa Betty’s promise to take you on a road trip of the California coastline, with some SoCal favourites like tacos, burritos and enchiladas. The restaurant is just a minutes’ walk from the Beacon, offering dine in, take out and delivery.

Four hands holding different hard shell tacos above a table with bowls of mexican food.

Shake Shack

Kids can be fussy even in a place with so many choices to try – for a fail-safe meal out, Shake Shack is a favorite for all kids (and grown-up kids too!). Starting life as a hot dog cart in 2001, Shake Shack has continued to expand – becoming one of the fastest growing food chains in the USA. The restaurant now offers some of the best milkshakes, hotdogs, fries, and burgers in the city. Eat in or take away – just remember the napkins.

If you’re visiting New York City this winter, learn more about the range of suites and rooms in the Hotel Beacon, located in the heart of the lively Upper West Side.