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May 26, 2004 01:33 PM

the best manhattan in manhattan?

  • m

so where does one find the best manhattan?

so far the best i've had has been at babbo. i'm not sure what they used that was so extraordinary, but i'd love to sample a few more that compare.

i'm actually more interested in bars than restaurants for this request, but thoughts on either would be welcome.

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  1. I've also liked the Manhattan at Tropica.

    1. Flatiron Lounge.

      For manhattans and virtually every other drink. A great classy space with excellent service.

      Hope this helps.

      1. c
        Caitlin Wheeler

        Temple Bar on Lafayette. They make them with rye (better) or Maker's Mark. They also have fantastic champagne cocktails, and really good fried calamari.

        1. Milk & Honey and the Bemelmans Bar

          1. I second Flatiron Louge (great Old Fashioneds!) but I have to say the best Manhattan I have ever had in Manhattan was at the Blue bar in the Algonquin. Great old bartender with a bow tie, make sure you ask for it with Crown Royal or Marker's Mark.