hôtel americano consistently ranks in the shortlist of places in new york city where the superfuture demographic loves to stay, play and what not. adding up to the venue's coolness is artico, a newly opened rooftop lounge and restaurant. adventurously straying away from its mexican roots, the space has been entirely redesigned and transformed into a cozy, and lush space that features cocktails curated to celebrate the culture and cuisine influenced by europe's nordic region. artico features a dimly-lit dining area on an enclosed terrace, furnished with sleek chairs clad in comfy sheepskin and matching tables, and obviously with sweeping views of chelsea.
the cozy lounge area is perfect for after-dinner drinks, and features both lounge sofas, individual design chairs and a well-stocked bar. artico's menu by executive chef joseph buenconsejo - such an appropriate name for the job! - obviously takes cues from the nordic region as well. it lists a selection of fish dishes, from pickled mackerel to lobster sausage and alaskan king crab, but also other delectable options. to quench your thirst in nordic style there's carlsberg beer or hot gløgg for the more adventurous, but if you prefer your beloved pinot - be it noir or blanc - or your usual bollinger bubbles, that could obviously be arranged too. location: hôtel americano, 518 west 27th street, 10th floor [chelsea].