Best place to go out for drinks and snacks ?
I need suggestions for restaurants, bars, or snack bar or lounges where you can just chill out, have some drinks, maybe order some snacks or apetizers. That's all. I don't care about the price, but I do care about the crowd - looking for yuppie places, where the rich people go, and if possible, places with nice view of Manhattan.
Artisanal is okay, but it lacks a good combination for
"snacks". I like to try more than one type of wine and I like a good selection of cheeses. Obviously, artisanal does just fine on the cheese side, but their wine list is lacking, especially their wine by the glass. I found their wines by the bottle to be a bit pricey and their wines by the glss to be way too sweet (probably catering to those who like their wine like they like their grape jam).
Instead, try I Trulli's Enoteca for wine and cheese. Wonderful selection of wines by the glass and flights and a great selection of cheese, olives and meets to accompany the wine.
Alternatively, you can try Il Posto Acconto (Il Baggato's enoteca - but they are gone for August. Similar to I Trulli, but with a more rustic atmosphere.
CAFE NOIR -- grand and thompson
i think they have a website -
great people watching, fantastic music, and loads of appetizers (tapas style and more) -- the food is a little over priced but the place has great ambience
order the tapas platter -- a three tiered plate full of good stuff
the mojitos are among the best in the city