The New York Palace hotel announces the arrival of Palace Gate, a brilliant new outdoor lounge in the hotel’s courtyard in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Palace Gate celebrates cocktails and bar dining at its finest, all in the open air and under the stars in the middle of one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Mere steps within the hotel’s wrought iron gates and wrapped in the architectural splendor of the Villard Mansion, lies the beautiful and spacious Palace Gate. Opening in June 2009 for cocktails, wine and a full bar menu from the Two Star Michelin team at GILT, Palace Gate is the perfect spot for an early or late evening bite – a place where New Yorkers and destination diners alike can meet in a relaxed outdoor atmosphere. Guests can indulge in the spirited bar menu of modern American and comfort driven dishes from Executive Chef Justin Bogle, a perfect array of tempting appetizers and shareable plates.

Dive into an order of Suckling Pig Tacos served with queso fresco, salsa roja, and radish or treat yourself to The Gilt Burger, topped with aged cheddar, house-made pickles, crispy onion rings and house-cured bacon. Chef Bogle also presents a fun hand at classic Chicken Wings prepared with Yuzu Kosho and pickled vegetables paired with a sesame aioli.

On the sweeter side, Executive Pastry Chef David Carmichael takes his cues from summer, introducing his take on the classic Knickerbocker Glory Sundae. Enjoy layers of homemade wild strawberry and vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, crushed raspberry and amarena cherries. The sundae is drizzled with peach melba syrup, topped with rose scented whipped cream, finished with cashew studded milk chocolate cigarettes – one truly has to see and taste it to believe it!

The cocktail program at Palace Gate delivers innovative takes on both classics and modern libations. From the legendary Pimm’s Cup (Pimm’s No. 1 Cup, Lemonade, Granny Smith Apple, Ginger Beer, and Cucumber) to the smoky Mariposa (Sombra Mezcal, Fresh Lime, and Candied Violets), each cocktail is crafted with premium spirits and the freshest ingredients. The Palace Gate experience is filled with opportunities to pair exceptional wines from Wine Director Patrick Cappiello’s 8,000 bottle cellar. With a variety of 20 selections by the glass, guests are sure to find the perfect complement to every occasion.

Open 4:00-10:30pm daily, Palace Gate is located in the courtyard at The New York Palace at 455 Madison Avenue in Manhattan. For more information, please call 212-891-8100 or visit