El Quijote

Chelsea226 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

Since 1930, El Quijote has charmed New Yorkers with robust Spanish fare and festive cocktails. Situated on the ground floor of the iconic Hotel Chelsea, the dining room - a nostalgic caramel and mahogany vision dominated by a mural depicting the windmill scene from the eponymous Cervantes text - has entertained generations of downtown darlings, chief among them Patti Smith. Sunday Hospitality oversaw a thoughtful restoration of the space in 2021, stripping away linoleum flooring to reveal ceramic tiling and forgoing the white tablecloths in favor of a more casual look; despite the trend toward nostalgia, culinary director Jaime Young and chef de cuisine Byron Hogan have masterfully refreshed the menu’s relationship with contemporary Spanish cooking.

Capacity10 (Cervantes Room)