6 Hyatt Restaurants to Visit — Even If You’re Not Staying At The Hotel

Bet you never thought to order from a hotel restaurant when you're at home. And you'll get a side of bonus points.

Sally FrenchMay 14, 2021
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Hotel food can be more than just room service and free breakfast buffets. Even if you're not staying at the hotel, it might make sense to dine at their restaurant. You might be staying at a vacation rental in Maui, but it's worth heading to the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, where you can dine at Morimoto Maui, led by celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto of "Iron Chef" fame. And perhaps you can't afford to stay overnight at the Park Hyatt Washington D.C. (the Hyatt Place down the road is just fine). But head to the Michelin-distinguished Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt Washington D.C. for upscale dining and a charming outdoor patio.

Many of the Hyatt hotel restaurants have received Michelin recognition or are just downright delightful to dine at. That’s a good incentive to finally dine at that Hyatt restaurant in your neighborhood that you’ve been yearning to try. As it turns out, not all Hyatt restaurants are the overpriced, generic poolside pizza and ice cream that you might expect from most hotels.

How World of Hyatt members can earn points by dining at Hyatt restaurants

All World of Hyatt members (regardless of elite status tier) earn 5 Base Points per eligible $1 spent at Hyatt hotels. We value 5 Hyatt points at about 10 cents, so you're getting a roughly 10% return back in the form of World of Hyatt points on the cost of your bill.

Plus, if you hold elite status, you could earn even more: Discoverist members get an additional 10% bonus on eligible purchases while Explorist members get 20%, and it’s 30% for Globalist members.

Say you’re dining lakeside at the Tarpon Bay restaurant inside Florida’s Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. You order a crispy whole snapper ($45) for you, plus the lemon Parmesan-crusted salmon ($36) for your date. You split the jumbo lump crab cake with queso and avocado creme ($17) as an appetizer, a bottle of rose ($48) to drink and a strawberry-chocolate baked mousse tart ($9) for dessert. The bill is $155 before tax and tip, which means you’ll earn nearly 800 points (about $15 worth) from your meal. Not a bad kickback for a fancy seafood date night.

Plus, you can stack this offer with any additional credit card dining rewards points. Say you paid with your Chase Sapphire Reserve®, which earns an unlimited 3 points per dollar spent on dining. In the above scenario, that’s an additional 465 Chase Ultimate Rewards® points, which you can opt to transfer right back into World of Hyatt points (or you can opt to claim them for other travel rewards for more flexibility).

6 great Hyatt restaurants to try

Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt Washington D.C.

City: Washington, D.C.

Restaurant: Blue Duck Tavern.

Why it’s great: The restaurant itself is certified-great, considering it was recognized in the 2020 Michelin Guide for Washington, D.C. As far as the dining experience itself, a large garden terrace is ideal if you prefer outdoor seating. And if you’re the takeout type, Blue Duck Tavern has its own webpage for online ordering, which you can select for pickup or delivery.

COVID safety requirements: Face coverings are required in hotel indoor public areas and when moving around in outdoor areas.

Open for takeout? Yes.

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

City: Scottsdale, Arizona.

Restaurant: Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen.

Why it’s great: Brunch is offered on weekends only, but you can still order the avocado toast served with sunny side up cage-free eggs and lemon preserves ($16) any day of the week.

COVID safety requirements: Face coverings are required in hotel indoor public areas and when moving around in outdoor areas.

Open for takeout? Yes.

Shor American Seafood Grill at the Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa

City: Key West, Florida.

Restaurant: Shor American Seafood Grill.

Why it’s great: The views. Shor, a seafood restaurant, has always been about outdoor dining, with seating on a veranda overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

COVID safety requirements: Face coverings are required in hotel indoor public areas and when moving around in outdoor areas.

Open for takeout? Yes.

Blue Mojito at the Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa

City: Key West, Florida.

Restaurant: Blue Mojito Bar & Grill.

Why it’s great: If you prefer a bar to a full restaurant, skip Shor and instead head to Blue Mojito, which is located next door. It has open-air lounge seating, and well cocktails are 50% off during the daily happy hour from 3-5 p.m.

COVID safety requirements: Face coverings are required in hotel indoor public areas and when moving around in outdoor areas.

Open for takeout? Yes.

TENN at the Holston House Nashville

City: Nashville, Tennessee.

Restaurant: TENN.

Why it’s great: TENN is all about brunch, where you’ll find hearty dishes like a Denver omelet ($15) or a short rib hash with sweet potatoes and a sunny egg ($14).

COVID safety requirements: Face coverings are required in hotel indoor public areas and when moving around in outdoor areas.

Open for takeout? Yes, and also delivery.

1886 Cafe & Bakery at The Driskill

City: Austin, Texas.

Restaurant: 1886 Cafe & Bakery.

Why it’s great: The Driskill's signature restaurant, The Driskill Grill, is currently closed — but the adjacent 1886 Cafe & Bakery is open for weekend brunch and daily takeout. And it's not a bad consolation prize (even if you were hankering for a dry-aged steak), largely thanks to the Texas Pecan Waffle ($13).

COVID safety requirements: Face coverings are required in hotel indoor public areas and when moving around in outdoor areas.

Open for takeout? Yes.

The bottom line

If you’ve always been intrigued by the in-hotel restaurant but didn’t feel quite right going to one in your own city, embrace it. As a World of Hyatt member, you'll earn points through dining at the hotel restaurant, even if you’re not necessarily a hotel guest. And as always, you can earn even more points if you hold Hyatt elite status or pay with a dining rewards-earning credit card.


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