How did I manage to live in New York City for 5 years and never go to Dream Downtown? Not only is it one of the most popular destinations in NYC for both locals and visitors, but between the pool, rooftop bar, lounge, and restaurants, I could (and should) literally have been here weekly! Well I finally had the opportunity to stay at the hotel and I’m so happy I did. Everything from the vibe, to the staff, to the cuisine totally exceeded my expectations!..
The poolside menu at Dream Downtown is literally a dream! It’s the perfect mix of sharable small bites to light yet tasty entrees that will have you looking and feeling really good! To start, I highly recommend the chips and guacamole. Not only did I enjoy the guacamole during the day at the pool, but it was so good I had to room-service it in for dinner again that night! The shrimp ceviche is also a must anytime I am pool or beachside, and this was no exception for my day at Dream. For mains, the tacos are served on corn tortillas, and the steak and veggie tacos are totally gluten-free! My friend and I went with steak and it was perfect. Lastly, I highly recommend the salads. We ordered the Watermelon & Feta salad and topped it with the most perfectly cooked piece of grilled salmon. I’m totally eyeing the Quinoa Salad and Chopped Salad for when I’m back in town.
Whether you’re in the mood to party or just bask in the sun, Dream Beach is the spot for you. Top it off with delicious gluten-free food and plenty of eye candy, and you’ll have yourself the perfect day!