19 Excellent Midtown East Restaurants and Bars to Try

By Eater New York May 15, 2018 PDF Article Original Article Press
Eater New York - 19 Excellent Midtown East Restaurants and Bars to Try

Excellent views, accompanied by fancy cocktails, are the main attractions at this swishy cocktail lounge, located in a space with rich history. Perched on the 26th floor of the Beekman Tower, the rooftop bar has sweeping views of the East River, with outside space as well as an enclosed patio area. Drinks like the Ophelia’s Ascension (activated charcoal, bourbon, and Jamaican pepper-infused mezcal) are accompanied by snacks like steak tartare or prosciutto with persimmon jam. The digs were once frequented by Frank Sinatra, and, before that, served as a residence for young professional women formerly in sororities circa the 1920s, as evidenced by some historical ephemera encased in the bar’s surface. There are all sorts of eclectic antiques — such as stuffed peacocks — filling the high-ceilinged, navy-walled space with red banquettes, checkerboard floors, and massive windows.

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