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Cocktails/Drinks after dinner at Tocqueville

nmprisons Jan 5, 2012 03:01 PM

Meeting two friends after dinner with my sister. Would be good to stay in the neighborhood. Would like innovative drinks in a not-too-loud environment nearby 15th and 5th, but would settle for a decent scotch list and an absence of people who remind me of the Kardashians. Thanks a lot.

1 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

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    Alan Henderson Jan 5, 2012 03:12 PM

    Would the patrons at Flat Iron Lounge remind one of the Kardashians? I've only been in there on the early side of evenings and it was pretty quiet and the drinks were creative and well executed.

    Flatiron Lounge
    37 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

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      foodwhisperer Jan 5, 2012 09:01 PM

      The bar at the W is a few blocks away

      201 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003

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        gort Jan 6, 2012 08:16 AM

        Try Raines Law Room on W.17th between 5th and 6th.

        Raines Law Room
        48 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011

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        1. re: gort
          nmprisons Jan 6, 2012 08:35 AM

          That place looks great! Thank you.

          1. re: nmprisons
            kathryn Jan 6, 2012 09:08 AM

            Dependent upon what time you end up there and what day of the week it is, you'll have a wait at Raines Law Room. They have a limited capacity and don't allow standing. Raines takes some reservations but only Sunday through Tuesday.

            1. re: kathryn
              nmprisons Jan 6, 2012 10:36 AM

              Thanks for the heads up. It will be tomorrow (saturday) after a 7:00 dinner, but waiting isn't the end of the world, I guess.

              1. re: nmprisons
                gort Jan 6, 2012 11:48 AM

                Rye House (down the street from RLR) makes very good drinks, but it's often loud and crowded. However, it might be an OK place to wait if Raines is full when you turn up.

                Rye House
                11 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011

                1. re: gort
                  kathryn Jan 6, 2012 11:55 AM

                  A lot of the good bartenders that used to work at Rye House have left, so I would lower my expectations. I've been hearing downhill reports.

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                    gort Jan 6, 2012 12:43 PM

                    Oh, that's too bad. Haven't been in a couple of months.

                2. re: nmprisons
                  Monica Jan 6, 2012 11:50 AM

                  I was going to ask if you are going tonight because I have a 6 o'clock reservation at Tocqueville. =)

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