The Golden Palate®: Where to Stay on Long Island: The Garden City Hotel & Polo Steakhouse Named LI’s Newest Golden Palates®: Big City Style and Elegance, Prime Steakhouse, Fabulous Brunch, Red Door Spa, and Indoor Pool, this is THE Place to Stay! (Garden City, New York)



The elegant Garden City Hotel, a landmark synonymous with traditional Old World elegance on Long Island since 1874 in beautiful, upscale Garden City, in the heart of Nassau County, minutes to great shopping and dining and easily accessible to all of the island and New York City, has recently completed extensive renovations that will ensure its position as the premier luxurious lodging destination on Long Island, and the Hotel and its restaurants have been named Fred Bollaci Enterprises Golden Palate Partners®.


The Garden City Hotel is the place for luxurious lodging, professional service, and the ultimate in pampering with a new Red Door Spa and Salon, and fitness enthusiasts will appreciate a heated indoor pool and fitness center, as well as fine dining at Polo Steakhouse and Polo Lounge.  The Garden City Hotel is Long Island’s number one spot for meetings and is a much sought after venue for beautiful weddings and special events. I have attended events here and can tell you they do a fantastic job! In the summer, enjoy outdoor dining on the terrace, or pedal around the charming, elegant, historic village and beautiful surrounding residential neighborhoods with one of their bikes. No matter the season, there is always something going on at The Garden City Hotel–whether a sumptuous Easter or holiday Brunch, gorgeous Christmas decorations, or mint juleps for the Derby or celebrating the excitement at nearby Belmont, this is where you want to be!



Below: The luxurious Red Door Spa.


Fitness enthusiasts have access to a heated indoor pool, fitness center, as well as bikes to enjoy during their stay.

Polo Steakhouse serves lunch M-F, dinner 7 nights, award-winning Sunday Brunch, and Saturday Afternoon Tea. Known for 28-day dry aged USDA Prime steaks, chops, and signature entrees (such as Grilled Swordfish and Scottish Salmon), Executive Chef Michael Mandato’s classic and innovative features are some of Long Island’s best. The interior, designed by Italian designer Marcello Pozzi combines classic steakhouse ambience with modern luxury, featuring hand-laid, mahogany herringbone floors, deep cabernet colored textiles, and comfortable, stylish, tufted leather armchairs. Add in top notch service and an extensive wine list, Polo Steakhouse is not to be missed!



Above: Polo Steakhouse.


Above: The shellfish station at the sumptuous Sunday Brunch, a Long Island favorite!


The Garden City Hotel is a pet-friendly property.

Below: one of the spacious, comfortable guest rooms.



In nice weather, enjoy a bite in the al fresco patio bar!

See you on Long Island, and be sure to tell the folks at The Garden City Hotel that Fred Bollaci sent you!


The Garden City Hotel

45 7th Street

Garden City, NY 11530


About Fred Bollaci

I'm CEO and President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises. I lost more than 100 pounds while living "La Dolce Vita" and I'm now known as "The Healthy Gourmet." Sample the good life with me through fitness, fine food, and good wine. Meet chefs who cater to a healthy gourmet lifestyle through my Golden Palate blog.
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