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From Our Chef to Your Table

How to make grilled artichokes with Executive Chef Robert Hohmann:

ARTICHOKESArtichokes can look intimidating, but when prepared correctly they yield incredibly delicious results. Whether you’re an artichoke expert or trying this leafy vegetable for the first time, let our chef show you a delicious way to maximize the flavor and texture while creating a Roosevelt worthy dish.


  • 4 artichokes
  • 2 sprigs lavender
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1/2 gallon water
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 oz. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Trim the stem and outer leaves of the artichokes; then trim an inch off the top of the artichokes.
  2. Place the artichokes in a dutch oven along with the lavender, thyme, rosemary, and juice from the lemons.
  3. Pour the water in the dutch oven over the artichokes and seasoning. Cover with lid.
  4. Cook in the oven at 375° for 35-40 minutes.
  5. Remove the artichokes from the oven, take them out of the braising liquid, and place them upside down on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes to drain the liquid.
  6. When the artichokes are warm to the touch, cut them in half, and remove the purple inner leaves as well as the pith off the top of the hearts.
  7. Toss the artichokes in a bowl with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  8. Grill the artichokes for about 10 minutes, flip to get a good char on both sides.
  9. Mix all the remoulade ingredients together in a large mixing bowl; serve with the artichokes.

For a live demo from our Executive Chef, check out our ForkNPlate video!


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2015 Holiday Events

iStock_000070219201_LargeThere’s no better place in the world to spend your holidays than New York City.

Holiday decorations adorn buildings across the city, and holiday themed events and sights are as plentiful as the cheer of the season itself. Whether you spend a few nights or visit for the entire holiday season, make all of your dreams come true with this list of holiday events in the Big Apple.

For directions to these holiday favorites visit our E-map!

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More Reasons To Go Mad!

Mad46 Rooftop Lounge has a whole new look.

entranceAs of this month, you have some brand new reasons to go Mad with our recent renovations, starting the moment you walk through our refurbished entryway.

New lighting and furniture indoors create an improved atmosphere complimented by the updated carpet and curtains. The new furniture expands to our outdoor space where we’ve added additional seating as well, all under more lively awnings.


Both the indoor and outdoor bars have received new countertops and glassware in order to enhance your bar experience. Even our restrooms have been fully renovated to include added facilities as well as new sinks and mirrors so you can always look your best. We’re excited to show you the new face of Mad 46, and we think you’ll like what you see.

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In The Know: What’s Happening in NYC

Tribeca Film Festival | April 15 – 26th150px-Tribeca_Film_Festival_logo.svg

In a relatively short amount of time, Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Festival has become a leading player on the entertainment scene. Founded in the wake of 9/11 to help revitalize Lower Manhattan, the annual festival celebrates film, music and culture and transforms the downtown neighborhood into a hub for glamorous red carpets and gala affairs. The festival screens more than 100 films from around the world and even offers free outdoor “drive-in” screenings—no car necessary.

Visit for more information.

TD_FiveBoroBikeTour_Reverse_vertTD Five Boro Bike Tour | May 3rd

Tour the city in one of the best ways possible and take a relaxing ride with approximately 32,000 cyclists as they pedal their way through all five boroughs on a traffic-free, 40-mile course. This popular event sells out early so make sure to register today.

Click here for more information.

NYC_X_FASTCO11 (1024x768)NYCxDesign Festival | May 8-19th

All of New York’s creative genius bursts forth for the NYCxDESIGN festival. Talented minds showcase their works in installations, talks, trade shows and open studios at venues all across the city during the official celebration of design and all of its related disciplines.

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American Ballet Theatre’s 75th Anniversary | May 11- July 4th

ABT_75_ver_stand-alone_logoCelebrate 75 years with the American Ballet Theater during its eight-week spring residency on the Metropolitan Opera House stage. This season features the New York premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s all-new The Sleeping Beauty, farewell performances by top dancers, and much more.

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90 Years of Hospitality

As of September 22nd, 2014 The Roosevelt Hotel has been in operation for 90 Years!

There’s a lot in a name. Names hold power, tradition, history, and meaning. A name is something passed down from generation to generation, telling us where we came from and who we are. We at the Roosevelt are proud of who we are, as well as our namesake. That’s why for our 90th anniversary we invite guests with the last name Roosevelt to book one night for $90 here at our hotel through March 31st, 2015.

1924 & 2010

Since opening in 1924 the “Grand Dame of Madison Avenue” has seen a lot. Through the years our 1,015 renovated rooms have housed many historical figures. Guy Lambardo first began broadcasting “Auld Lang Syne” from our Roosevelt Grill, Governor Thomas Dewey erroneously announced his victory over Harry S. Truman from our halls, and private guests entered into our midst by way of a secret underground passage connecting the hotel with Grand Central Station. The Roosevelt has also been featured in many Hollywood productions like “Mad Men,” “Man on a Ledge,” “Men in Black 3,” and “Maid in Manhattan.”

Man and Woman Enjoying a Dance

Whether they dine at our 19th floor rooftop bar or in the street side-restaurant, or simply take in the neo-classical architecture of the lobby, the Roosevelt offers everything our guests’ desire. No matter the occasion, the Roosevelt has served at the forefront of the New York hospitality for the last 90 years, and we plan to continue for the next 90 and beyond.


Celebrate 90 years with us, and see the impact that a powerful name can have.

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