I had to try the new McEwan One, and let me tell you this place is far from being all it makes itself out to be. I was told that lunch was sold out and the only time they could accomodate was 11am. I showed up and they didn't have my reservation. To make matters worse, they said it wouldn't be a problem because they weren't fully booked. Okay, so why was i told 2 weeks prior that the only time they could slot me in was 11am.
Fine so we are led to our table by a snotty maitre'd, no apologies were ever made for the reservation error, and when we asked to have a table that had some sun exposure we were given a look that could kill. The chairs are too low for the table. The food was good (certainly not exceptional) but the prices are unreal. $7 for an OJ. $5 for one croissant. $7 for a latte? I mean c'mon. I know its Yorkville but who is McEwan kidding, this isn't London or Tokyo. If you are going to set your prices so high, service should be exceptional and should be on par with the Four Seasons...its not.
Take your miners light to the bathroom, you wont be able to see around for the forest green marble that lines the floor and walls. Furthermore, who ever fit out the taps for the sinks set the taps back too far so when you wash your hands you and the entire vanity get wet...making my guest assume i had a slip up in the bathroom. Eventful dining experience but far from the marketed "five star hotel." Save your pennies and go somewhere where you can wash your hands, not your skirt.