Parted velvet drapes reveal vaulted ceilings, plush banquettes and a backlit glass wall at this pretty boîte beneath the Bryant Park hotel. Ease into the luxe environs with one of 17 oversize cocktails, such as the Porn Starr (rum, kiwi-infused cognac and passion fruit puree with cranberry and pineapple juices), and bowls of gratis guacamole. The clientele (plenty of suits and halter tops) and music (was that Bone Thugs-N-Harmony?) aren’t quite as fabulous, but it’s a worthy trade-off for such glam surroundings.
|Venue name:||Cellar Bar|
The Bryant Park, 40 W 40th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon 5pm–midnight, Tue–Thu 5pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 7 to Fifth Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $11. AmEx, MC, V|
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