You’ll need more than your wits and a nice smile to get past the doorman—like 60 Thompson’s A60, an access card (granted to hotel guests and other privileged folk) is required for entrance. Get a peek while you can: The glass-enclosed lounge (the roof is retractable during the warmer months) extends over Allen Street, providing a bird’s-eye view of the Lower East Side. Take it in over cocktails like the Forbidden Fruit (citrus vodka, Aperol, lemon juice and honey) and small plates (yellowtail sashimi, crispy taro puffs) dispatched from chef Susur Lee’s kitchen at Shang, also at the Thompson LES.
|Venue name:||Above Allen|
Thompson LES Hotel, 190 Allen St
|Cross street:||between E Houston and Stanton Sts|
|Opening hours:||Wed–Sun 6–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $14. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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