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Drink Ideas Before Bouley

catzeem Oct 16, 2006 08:04 PM

I'll be heading to Bouley Friday with my GF and was looking for somewhere really nice, chill and relaxed for a pre-meal drink. We'll be dressed up so something hot but loungey would be best I think.
I was thinking about Rise Bar @ Ritz-Carlton, Thom's Bar @ 60 Thompson Hotel or Grand Bar & Lounge @ Soho Grand.
Anyone have any thoughts on these three spots? A clear winner? Etc...
Thank you all!

  1. c
    chow_gal Oct 16, 2006 08:14 PM

    Brandy Library.

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    1. re: chow_gal
      Hungry Esquire Oct 17, 2006 02:16 PM

      I second Brandy Library

    2. Wilfrid Oct 16, 2006 08:38 PM

      Or Bubble Lounge.

      1. j
        jonasblank Oct 17, 2006 03:11 AM

        I think Rise is pretty unparalleled, given the view. It's definitely better than the other 2 you mentioned.

        1. s
          sam1 Oct 17, 2006 03:14 PM

          Brandy Library is by far the best damn choice for a nice drink before Bouley.

          Enjoy...Ethan is the man when it comes to Scotch.

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