Bar near 71st and Columbus
I'm having dinner tonight in this area of the city which I hardly ever go to. Can anyone give me some recs for a bar for before/after dinner that's fun and not a frat house scene. I know Bin 71 is right there but I fell like that might be packed. Any other recs? I was thinking the new Columbus Tavern to try out their duck fat cashews but I haven't heard very good reviews about the service there.
237 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023
269 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023
Shalel, on 70th, just east of Columbus. It's kind of a loungey wine bar (not only wine though), sort of cavernous, several small, cozy rooms. It's very chilled out, so I'm not sure if it will meet what you are looking for by "fun", but it's definitely unique and feels more downtown than uws.
65 W 70th St, New York, NY 10023