Freemans alum Michael Citarella offers New American fare inside a bi-level 1930s warehouse, spruced up with upholstered leather banquettes, drum chandeliers and a 20-foot-long mahogany bar. Dishes include fried hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, red-pepper gnocchi and halibut with golden beets, while a ten-person oyster bar serves a rotating selection of Northeast bivalves. Evelyn Drinkery cofounder Christian Sanders created the cocktail menu, featuring twisted classics like a Byrrh-wine-infused Negroni and a white-pepper-and-clove gimlet, while the wine list spotlights more than 500 bottles, including rare vintages.
The Monarch Room
|Venue name:||The Monarch Room||Contact:|
408 W 15th St
|Cross street:||between Ninth and Tenth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 5:30–11pm, Thu–Sat 5:30pm–midnight, Sun 5:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St: L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average entrée: $33. AmEx, MC, V|