In 1986, sibling owners Maguy and Gilbert Le Coze opened Le Bernardin in New York after finding phenomenal success with their flagship restaurant in Paris, established in 1972. The duo won numerous accolades at the helm of this culinary destination, and it has continued to thrive under Chef Éric Ripert, named executive chef in 1994. Seafood has been the inspiration behind the menu at Le Bernardin since its conception. The tasting menu takes diners through courses filled with delicacies like Osetra caviar, Dungeness crab, Lobster Tail, and Black Bass. Patrons can also enjoy delectable small plates and handcrafted cocktails from the lounge if they wish to do so.
For those who crave for a little IPA with their Donkey Kong, Barcade just might be the place. The lovingly designed space combines hand-crafted pub furnishings with several truckloads of classic arcade games. Draft craft brews are the specialty of the house featuring East Coast heavy hitters like Peekskill and West Coast humdingers like Lagunitas, but there is also a full bar. So whether you like a shot of Jim Beam before a round of Centipede or a goblet of Belgian-style strong ale to accompany a rousing Ms Pac-Man tournament, Barcade can probably accommodate you. See website for frequently updated draft list, special event announcements, Happy Hour info and more.
PDT (which stands for Please Don't Tell) is a "secret" bar on St. Mark's Place. A call from a phone booth in Crif Dogs (the adjacent restaurant) is the only way to get in. Once accepted, a secret door opens up in the phone booth, leading to PDT. It's not much of a secret anymore though, because the club is hugely popular. Once inside, you'll find a crowded bar area steeped in darkness. The inventive cocktail selection is superb and a major draw. If you're hungry you can also order from the Crif Dogs food menu, which gets delivered to the club via a small pass. A visit to PDT is quite an interesting experience indeed.
Le Bain is popular both amongst regular party-goers as well as celebrities, with its unique interior design making lounging both luxurious and fun. Le Bain, which translates to "bath" in French, is also popularly known for the plunge pool located on the dance floor during the summertime. Although extremely exclusive and often requiring invites to get in, those who manage to enter are rewarded with a beautiful view of the city from the rooftop and excellent service from professional bartenders mixing up great cocktails and concoctions.
This upscale sports bar-styled nightclub offers patrons a classy place to enjoy the finer things in life, most notably cigars, drinks and sports. Comfortable leather couches, large high definition screens and a selection of sports memorabilia give the 40/40 Club an inviting environment. For the true sports fan, keep an ear to the bar to find out about exclusive events like signings and personal appearances by the creme de la creme of the sports world, including Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez and Jose Canseco.
Apothèke is one of the many "speakeasy" type bars found throughout Manhattan. This sanctuary located on this hidden alley in New York's Chinatown has plenty of old-fashion panache, though the drinks may be a bit on the pricey side. The bar replicates an old-world apothecary, proudly displaying antique medicine bottles and old-fashioned chemistry equipment. This bar is manned by expert bartenders who sport white lab coats and dispense alcoholic "prescriptions" (as they call them) like the Mata Hari, Femme Fatale and Dr. Ruth, which are created with the Apothèke's house-blended absinthe and other elixirs.
Finnegan's Irish Pub celebrates the Irish's love for a good time, with a fine selection of brews and great food. This traditional Irish pub is the place to be for a light-hearted round of drinks with your friends, after a busy day. Its well-stocked bar features an impressive collection of local brews, ales, and bottled beers and their popular chicken wings will complement your drink perfectly. Like any good old Irish pub, it is replete with exciting live music performances on the weekend. Reach early to grab a seat as it is generally flooded with locals patrons cheering for their favorite team during the live screening of matches or just enjoy a game or two of darts, pool and skeeball.
Lie back and have a great time at Louise & Jerry’s. This lively venue is a dive bar which offers plenty of activity to keep yourself busy. Enjoy chilled mugs of beer as you challenge your friends to a game of pool or cheer for your favorite team. The bar is open till very late in the night. The clientele consists of young 20-year-olds who can be spotted hanging around with friends.
Initially, Antique was only a bakery. The new additions of the restaurant and bar have done it more than just good. The ambience and food are both amazing. The menu consists of everything from salads, pastas, meat preparations, and desserts. You can also make bookings for events and parties.
Set in a country-style space, the House of Que is a great place for those who wish to enjoy their food and drink in a lively atmosphere. Known for serving barbecued meat and dishes like Texas Nacho Platter, Famous Brisket Chili and Pulled Pork Sandwiches, the restaurant is frequented by locals and tourists alike. As for the food, drinks include everything from beers and wines to their signature cocktails. Events are also organised here on a frequent basis, from fun days for families to live music events by established local singers and bands. Whether you are looking for a fun-filled time with friends or wished to spend quality time with the family, then House of Que is where you need to be.