Surrounded by art galleries and soon-to-be condos, this is a roomy venue for group celebrations or for those nights when you are just so sick of teeny-weeny New York spaces. Large, comfortable banquettes set a relaxing mood, and the extensive drink list does the rest. Fresh strawberry mojitos can be paired with way-above-average lounge food, including lobster quesadillas.
219 Ninth Ave
|Cross street:||between 23rd and 24th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 4pm–midnight, Thu 4pm–2am, Fri 4pm–4am, Sat 5pm–4am, Sun 3–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to 23rd St|
|Price:||Average drink: $8. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V.|