The owner of Soho’s Naked Lunch has scored another success, close to Ground Zero but with an uptown feel. Everything's huge, so there’s plenty of downstairs seating (bar, booths, high tables, wraparound couch). But the upstairs lounge is the magnet: black leather armchairs, low tables and a DJ booth to pump deep house beats over the bar, Wednesday through Saturday. A light tapas menu is offered until 11pm. Few places have opened in this area in the last few years; this one has locals raving.
19 Rector St
|Cross street:||at Washington St|
|Transport:||Subway: R, 1 to Rector St|
|Price:||AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|