One of my favorite aspects of Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel is the Skyline Bar. If you have experienced Skyline on the Disney Cruise Line, then you know what to expect – but with Marvel theming and characters. I found the atmosphere, drinks and food to be a cut above any other bar location we’ve been to at Disneyland Paris.
Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel is the remodel and retheming of the Hotel New York. It is still Disney’s Hotel New York but upgraded. The former incarnation had been showing its age for years.
Jeff was able to tour the hotel including the Skyline Bar as part of media event before the resort opened on June 21st, and we stopped there for drinks and food on June 23rd. On June 21st we dined at the Manhattan Restaurant and on June 22nd we were at Downtown Restaurant.
The Skyline Bar is pretty sleek. There are some seats that don’t get a view (or much of a view) of the bar area. This was my view, and Jeff had a wider one as he was to my left.
The backdrop of the bar features the skyline that goes from day to night as the evening progresses.
Check out our video of the Skyline Bar before reading our review – it includes a real Spider-Man at the end as he was climbing down the Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel the night before a media event. The screen cap is Spider-Man, and Iron Man is also part of the Skyline Bar views.
Here you can see some of the beer taps, which include 1664 Blanc and Grimbergen Blonde. But the highlight here are the cocktails.
Jeff started with the Cosmic, which has Vodka Grey Goose La Poire, Saint Germain liqueur, Curcao syrup, fresh lemon juice, cranberry nectar, Sprite and strawberry coulis. I ordered the Green Smash, with Bacardi Carta Oro rum, Blue Curacao liqueur, mango puree, pineapple juice, fresh lemon juice and fresh mint.
The drinks were nicely presented and my Hulk Smash tasted like a tiki drink. I am partial to rum in cocktails and this was my favorite of the five we ordered.
Here is a look from above.
We ordered a few items off the food menu (“Snacks”). I wish we ordered a few more.
Here is a look at the two non-dessert items we ordered.
The potatoes were creatively plated – and delicious. Of all the food items we had at Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, this is one of my favorites. So simple, but so good.
The vegetables were possibly the most appetizingly presented item of the three restaurants. Carrots, radishes and celery in various shapes. There was little on the food menu otherwise I would have eaten except for desserts (macarons are later in the article), but Jeff could have enjoyed the whole menu and next time we will try more food. I hope that will be this year.
In the background, the sun is setting and the “A” is lighting up.
It is almost night in the bar. This was at 8:00 p.m. but it was still light outside for nearly 3 more hours.
Next, we ordered the Purple Power Martini Cocktail with Bombay Sapphire Gin, Red Ruby Curacao liqueur, pineapple juice, blueberry puree, cranberry nectar, lime and rhubarb bitter. The second and most instagram-worthy drink was the Mystic Yellow Martini Cocktail. With Skyy Infusions Citrus Vodka, limoncello, lemon curd, Italian meringue and biscuits – it is like a lemon meringue pie in a martini glass (with vodka).
Here is a look at both cocktails, with our Marvel themed macarons.
The desserts all sound great. In the future I’d like to try the Dark Chocolate Ganache and Crème Brûlée.
The macarons were a bit cracked but delicious.
The Mystic Yellow Martini Cocktail held its shape for all of our photos.
This is not only a gorgeous drink but really good – I would order it again (along with the Hulk Smash). Actually, we enjoyed all but one drink we ordered.
Here is a look at our Purple Power Martini Cocktail.
The Skyline Bar name can be seen on the glass.
The lighting above is very interesting too.
Here is the drink we really didn’t like – the Orange Soul Martini Cocktail. It has Jack Daniels whiskey infused with bacon, orange juice, mango puree, egg white, and honey liqueur. The rim has a lot of bacon. It is like a bacon breakfast blended into a drink – it sounded more interesting than it tasted and I expect it has to be an acquired taste.
Here is one more look at it.
On the way out of the Skyline Bar, I took a photo this way of a seating area. So pretty!
I really can’t wait to get back to Paris, Disneyland Paris and the Skyline Bar. It was a wonderful trip but I’d like to stay a night next time at Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel and experience all the hotel has to offer – including more items off the Skyline Bar menu (and some of the ones I enjoyed the first time).
We will have much more from Disneyland Paris and the Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel in the coming days and weeks! I do have a review of the Manhattan Restaurant and I will post a review of the Downtown Restaurant this week.