9 (CLOSED)

9
Hell's Kitchen
Clubby restaurants aren't just for the Meatpacking District anymore. This slick midtown space, designed by the team behind 1 Oak, sports loungey details, like a graffiti-covered wall, bar shelves lined in LED lights and a glass fireplace, along with garage-style doors that open up to Ninth Avenue. The Mediterranean-influenced menu from Dell'anima alum Michael Berardino offers fare like meatball sliders, chicken liver pâté and buttermilk-brined fried rabbit with spicy apricot jam. But you might want to show up after hours, when you can sip cocktails like the Pear of 9's—vodka, pureed pears, brown-sugar simple syrup and sparkling pear cider—to the sounds of deejayed tunes.
Venue name: 9 (CLOSED)
Contact:
Address: 800 Ninth Ave
New York

Cross street: between 53rd and 54th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Wed, Sun 11am–midnight; Thu–Sat 11am–2am
Transport: Subway: C, E to 50th St
Price: Average main course: $25. AmEx, Disc, MC, V