Part of the New York Palace’s big-bucks renovations, this underground cocktail bar is named after the $12 million that the hotel’s original owner, Leona Helmsley, famously bequeathed to her pet Maltese, Trouble. At the red-walled drinkery—styled with a curved metal bar and tufted leather banquettes—quaffs wink at Helmsley and her beloved pup: The gin-and-whiskey Queen of Mean features elderflower syrup, New York apple juice and lemon, while the rum-based Pampered Pooch has Cocchi Bianco, Creole bitters and sugarcane. Beer drinkers can find local drafts including Greenport Harbor Black Duck Porter, the Bronx Brewery’s Rye Pale Ale and Sixpoint Sweet Action.
|Venue name:||Trouble's Trust||Contact:|
455 Madison Ave
|Cross street:||between 50th and 51st Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: E, M to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $19. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|