Sports fans can can add this 3,500-square-foot bar—an offshoot of a same-named midtown saloon—to their game-day rotation. There are 100 seats, 17 TVs broadcasting the action and traffic lights suspended from the ceiling that turn green when the daily special ($2 beers, $5 cocktails) is available. The refined menu of French-inflected plates is a counterpoint to the raucous environs: steak au poivre, roasted half chicken with herbs de Provence, and garlic-parsley baby lamb chops with fingerling potatoes.
Traffic Bar & Restaurant
|Venue name:||Traffic Bar & Restaurant||Contact:|
701 Ninth Ave
|Cross street:||at 48th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun noon–2am; Thu–Sat noon–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to 50th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $16. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|