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Drinks after La Grenouille?

Larry Brooks Sep 5, 2008 05:11 PM

Going to La Grenouille for a -special- date. Where should my wife and I go for drinks afterwards? It needn't be in the East 50s but plus if it is. I'm hoping for classic NY, romantic and hopefully quiet. And on a Saturday night. We'll be formally dressed so something grown up, please. Money not an option.

Too tall an order?

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    cimui RE: Larry Brooks Sep 6, 2008 09:09 AM

    Grayz and the Modern Bar Room are good options for classy, grown up drinks in the area. Both are stronger for the cocktails than for wine, but the wine lists aren't bad, either. If wine is more your drink of choice, look into Monnell's Wine Bar.

    The Modern
    9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

    13 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

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      Larry Brooks RE: cimui Sep 6, 2008 09:48 AM

      Thanks, I've never heard of Monnell's Wine Bar.
      Google hasnt either, not in NYC.
      You don't mean Morell in Rockefeller Plaza?

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        cimui RE: Larry Brooks Sep 6, 2008 01:33 PM

        i do mean morell, thanks.

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      comiendosiempre RE: Larry Brooks Sep 6, 2008 07:56 PM

      Head to the King Cole Room/Bar at the St. Regis Hotel. Very nice, classy and terrific drinks. The mural has been brought back to all its glory and it the room has much atmosphere. It is at 55th and Fifth. Have fun.

      1. MMRuth RE: Larry Brooks Sep 7, 2008 10:37 AM

        You might also want to try the champagne bar at the Plaza.

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          howboy RE: Larry Brooks Sep 7, 2008 03:40 PM

          La Grenouille (sigh)....love the place

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            UES Mayor RE: Larry Brooks Sep 8, 2008 04:29 AM

            Try the Top of the beekman hotel-49th/1st-very romantic and panoramic vies of NYC-seatings inside or out with live piano music. Not a huge place but extremely romantic and pleasant. Deserts and meals also served but most go for drinks and dessert.

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              cimui RE: UES Mayor Sep 8, 2008 06:41 AM

              That sounds so good, I'm going to have to check that out, myself. Thanks for this tip.

            2. thew RE: Larry Brooks Sep 8, 2008 05:30 AM

              it doesnt get more classic old new york than bemelman's bar, int he carlyle hotel

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                brendastarlet RE: thew Sep 8, 2008 06:02 AM

                Here's another vote for the Bemelman's bar. But if you want to stay in the general area, what about the bar in the Four Seasons? (The restaurant, not the hotel.)

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