I've just posted on "whats my craving",However perhaps this is the proper venue. Tomorrow is my bday and I always treat myself to a mid-day cocktail. Where would you go for a perfectly crafted manhattan? thanks
Without knowing your preference on location it is hard to suggest the "perfect" option. Bar at the Modern will be great if you are in that area. You can also munch on their bar dishes which are delicious.
Depends on the location, but as others have pointed out in the past on this board, one of the nice things about the bar at the Mandarin Oriental is that you can reserve a table by the window. Given that tomorrow's supposed to be gorgeous...
I'm a "perfect" Manhattan lover and have heard that Savoy (on Crosby St) makes a great one but sorry to say that I haven't had one myself. Have a great bday and please let us know where you celebrated.