DESSERTS Later Eve. Lower Manhattan
- Chicago Mike
Hello everyone. I'm visiting friends in Queens next week but will be coming into the City a couple nites. Would greatly appreciate your recommendations on the following:
1) DESSERT ONLY in Manhattan... prefer Chelsea / SOHO / or Village location as will be going to
jazz club(s) later...any nice bistros or patisseries that have KNOCKOUT DESSERTS late nite ?? I was reading about Balthazar... Payard Patisserie sounds great but it's UESide...any other suggestions ??
2) JAZZ CLUBS MANHATTAN: Zinc Bar, Smalls, Jazz Standard... any preferences ?? Mentioning Zinc because I hear it may have "brazilian" jazz. Any other Jazz venues you highly recommend ?
Please advise as to your choices from above, or feel free to recommend an alternative. Thanks so much, Mike.
re: ChowFun (derek)
The classic late-night dessert place downtown is La Lanterna, on MadDougal north of 3rd St., right near Washington Square Park. Not too far from a bunch of jazz clubs, cozy and intimate. A staple. The desserts are fine, but the atmosphere is the major attraction. Open til 3-4a, I believe. Lord, they must be dying since the smoking ban came in, because the smoking section downstairs been heavily populated with hard-smoking Euros for years and years.
Raffaela's on 7th Avenue South near Christopher Street is open late and has good desserts and is open late.
Blue Hill has a dessert tasting for $25. You can only have it after 9:30pm, and I'm not sure how long they're open til.
Cafe Dante on McDougal between Bleeker/Houston. Desserts, Gelato, Coffees. They have oustside tables, and they won't rush you out.