Well-heeled revelers tip back cocktails in droves at the sleek mahogany bar of this Tribeca eatery. Happily, the bottleneck opens into an intimate back room, where a mood of convivial calm prevails amid the plush banquettes. Order a small plate, like popcorn shrimp with cucumber-mint sauce, and ask the barkeep for a delectable “Grace Kelly”—raspberry juice, vodka and champagne.
114 Franklin St
|Cross street:||between Church St and West Broadway|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Franklin St|
|Price:||Average appetizer: $10. Average drink: $8. AmEx, MC, V|