Despite a few nods to a Prohibition theme (see the two-way mirror at the entrance), this frequently empty “speakeasy” in Little Italy is a poor addition to the clandestine-bar craze. Every drink we tried was homogenous and dull: A Spring Smash (Buffalo Trace bourbon, Lucid absinthe, lemon juice, simple syrup, fig, sage) tasted like a watery whiskey sour, while the overly dry Corpse Reviver #1 (Rémy Martin VS, applejack, sweet vermouth) was too weak to deliver on its resuscitative promise. Food—like dull risotto balls with a Prego-style marinara—was worse than the drinks. Speakeasy nostalgia has given birth to some excellent bars, but we wonder if it’s time for the trend to sleep with the fishes.
My Little Secret (CLOSED)
|Venue name:||My Little Secret (CLOSED)||Contact:|
149 Mulberry St
|Cross street:||between Grand and Hester Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 6pm–2am; Fri, Sat 6pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D to Grand St; J, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $10. AmEx, MC, V|