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.
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.
A bar and cocktail lounge that is second to none, The Campbell Apartment is located in the Grand Central Terminal. Showcasing richness and grandeur, this place has lush original touches like leaded glass windows and a fireplace that create a warm and cozy environment. Are you looking to enjoy a cocktail and cheese plate, while experiencing luxury and comfort at the same time, then this is just the right place for you. When in New York, this is a must-visit, and it will keep you coming back again for more.
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 classic arcade games. Draft and 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.
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.
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.
The Shanghai Jazz is a jazz club-cum-restaurant with an Oriental influence. The focus here is mainly on three things, namely, the food, music and lovely atmosphere. It serves excellent Asian varieties, the chefs also include seasonal menu with flavors and veggies as per the season; every dish is prepared with utmost care and served in huge portions. Shanghai Jazz also has a bar that features wines, beers and cool cocktails. As far as music is concerned, the restaurant hosts live music concerts sans any extra cover charge. You can also hire this establishment for private events and celebrations; off-site catering services are also offered. For venue hire and event schedule, check its website.
A popular staple of many local patrons of Chatham, River Grille is a family-friendly restaurant and bar that offers award-winning pub fare and flavorful drinks in a warm yet laid-back atmosphere. From briskets, smoked pork spare ribs and scrumptious burgers, to wings, salads, sandwiches and a menu dedicated to kids, this restaurant has it all. With its airy outdoor patio and quick service, dining in at is certainly pleasant, but if you prefer to enjoy your meal at home then convenient take-away options are available as well.
Vail Mansion was the former home of Theodore N. Vail. Built in 1917, this opulent structure is now the base of veteran restaurateur, Chris Cannon's four unique dining spaces. Tucked away at the back of the grand staircase, The Vail Bar is a 1920s inspired lounge with an impressive cocktail list, wine selection and rare editions. Enjoy their oyster happy hours at this convivial place. Oozing of refined elegance, The Dining Room is a splendid fine dining restaurant. Set in the main quarters of the Vail family, it features three refined dining rooms. Their four and six course Prix Fixe fare is pricey but is worth the delightful farm-to-table fine dining experience. The Oyster Bar is nestled in what was supposed to be an art gallery. Besides a wide array of raw bar, it also serves homemade charcuterie and tasty small plates. You can enjoy rare wines by the glass from their Enomatic wine machines. Finally the Rathskeller in the basement is not only a happening event space but also fabulous beer hall on Fridays and Saturdays. With so many options for discerning diners under one roof, Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen as it is called colloquially, is a fantastic addition to the culinary scene of Morristown.
George & Martha's American Grille is a recent development in the city of Morristown. It serves American food along with lots of entertainment and fun and games. There are regular karaoke, pub-quizzes, DJ nights and happy-hours to make the visit worth the time. The food consists of wraps, burgers, steaks and salads. The most tasty dishes here are the Goffle Farms Chicken Under the Brick and the Chop Chop Salad. The bar is well stacked with beer and wine. The service is good and staff is helpful.
Located in a historic civil war era building that was designed way back in 1893, Winberie's Summit Restaurant and Bar is known for its local American cuisine and casual dining experience. Featuring a classic décor with a patio for outdoor seating, this restaurant is perfect for a casual get together with friends or colleagues. The food menu is predominantly American with prime burgers, sandwiches, salads and sides in prominence. Specials at this restaurant include chicken marsala, shrimp veggie rice bowl, Winberie's barbecued ribs and N.Y. strip steak. The full bar offers a range of call and premium drinks including whiskey, vodka and gin, draft and can beers, cocktails, and an extensive wine list. The historic nature of the building further adds to the vibe with hardwood flooring, brick exposed walls, large windows and spacious interiors.