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Mar 26, 2007 10:30 AM

afternoon cocktail

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?

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  1. 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.

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    1. re: efdee

      The Monkey Bat at Hotel Elysee makes a great Manhattan.

      1. re: pacz

        What part of town are you looking to envibe?

    2. 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...

      1. 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.

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        1. re: kobetobiko

          Sorry, I couldn't get to the computer.
          Really, anywhere south of cental park.
          I'm leaning toward a hotel bar. That is not carved in stone.

        2. Check out The Bull & Bear or Peacock Alley in the Waldorf Astoria...classic New York! Happy early birthday.

          1. Bemelman's Bar in the Carlyle is classic--excellent drinks and atmosphere.