Add review

Raines Law Room

Critics' pick
Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
Meaghan Dorman at Raines Law Room
There is no bar to belly up to at this louche lounge. Drinks are prepared in a beautiful but half-hidden back room surrounded by gleaming examples of every tool and gizmo a barkeep could wish for. From this gorgeous tableau comes an austere cocktail list, which includes classics like the Manhattan and Negroni, and variations thereof. The Old Cuban (rum, champagne, mint and bitters) smacks of a mojito with something to celebrate. And the velvety Japanese, powered by brandy and orgeat (almond-and-rosewater syrup), is so strong it could serve itself. Who needs a barstool anyway?
Venue name: Raines Law Room
Address: 48 W 17th St
New York

Cross street: between Fifth and Sixth Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 5pm–2am; Fri, Sat 5pm–3am; Sun 7pm–1am
Transport: Subway: F, V to 14th St; L to Sixth Ave
Price: Average drink: $13. AmEx, Disc, MC, V

Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:0
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
0 people listening