Posts Tagged ‘lounge’
Scenesters, celebs, suits and hipsters have descended upon the Mepa newcomer- Catch….and for good reason. The fellas from EMM Group deliver a tri-level spot for the ultimate seafood soiree with Top Chef Champ, Hung Huyn at the helm. The Meatpacking District was in need of a seafood scene, so I welcome the rustic yet chic resto with an open mind and palate.
The Mediterranean and Asian inspired menu with a bevy of shared plates comprised of fish, sushi and a complete raw bar is focused on interesting blends and preparations. And this approach transfers to their well conceived libations too. Service was on point, and the vibrant vibe was present throughout all floors!
The subterranean lounge in the Carlton Hotel, Salon Millesime has a cool vibe. The vintage-glam spot serves small plates (you can also order from the upstairs restaurant that has a tasty seafood-inspired menu) and cocktails while grooving to a DJ or live music. It’s the perfect destination for date night and libations with friends.
I attended a birthday celebration for my girl Michelle’s sister, and we did it up in true Sip, Chat, Chow fashion.
I love things and places that refer to the number 2 because I’m a twin, so I was excited to try Duo (especially because the owners are sisters). I didn’t really see the “Duo” theme in the decor or on the menu (there were a couple of references to the preparation of dishes but that was it). Everything about Duo screams glamour, precision and detail (it’s a bit over-the-top). The large crystal chandelier in the main dining room, a miniature posh chair for your handbag, menus that light up, ornate pieces, and superb service. The servers were on point, and all courses were delivered in unison.
The menu is pretty broad delivering solid New American cuisine with a beautiful presentation. Duo is a good option for celebrations, girls night out, cocktails/apps, and perhaps a power lunch.
Raines Law Room is a low-key, intimate secret lounge serving perfectly prepared classic cocktails courtesy of rad mixologists. The Flatiron based speakeasy lives behind a discrete black door helmed by a doorman with a clipboard. Upon entering, you’re greeted with velvet couches, seductive dim lighting and your very own buzzer that’s used to call the waitress. There’s an outdoor courtyard sans buzzers but it’s cool during the warm weather months. Raines Law Room is perfect for date night, cocktails with the girls/guys or for anyone that just wants a damn good drink at a sexy spot! There’s definitely a high level of privacy here because the waitress only comes when she’s summoned by the buzzer!