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Drinks with a colleague Financial District?

vvv03 Dec 3, 2012 08:08 AM

I've been working down here for four months, but still struggling to find a nice place to have a cocktail with a colleague after work. I've gone to Fraunces Tavern, which was okay, but a bit too dark and pubby. Anywhere else where you can get together that's not to noisy and is pretty good at the art of making a decent cocktail?


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    kathryn RE: vvv03 Dec 3, 2012 08:22 AM

    Have you tried Demi Monde yet? It used to be connected to the Death & Co guys, no idea how it's doing now.

    Also keep your eyes peeled for the opening of Dead Rabbit.

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      famdoc RE: kathryn Dec 3, 2012 09:26 AM

      The Exchange, formerly SHO Shaun Hergatt, has a very civilized bar area with comfortable seating. You can also get food while seated in the bar area. Noise level is very low. Can't comment on cocktails, as I am a wine drinker, but wine list remains quite good after the change in management. Worth checking out.

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        squid kun RE: famdoc Apr 9, 2013 12:18 PM

        Just closed ... http://ny.eater.com/archives/2013/04/...

      2. re: kathryn
        candyapple13 RE: kathryn Apr 17, 2013 01:06 PM

        The Dead Rabbit is your place. A true cocktail bar. It's crowded downstairs and there are civilized tables upstairs. Decent pub menu. http://www.deadrabbitnyc.com/

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        bifpocaroba RE: vvv03 Dec 6, 2012 07:48 AM

        The Fidi is slim pickings but there are few. Bridge Cafe nice for drink down by Brooklyn Bridge

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          bronwen RE: bifpocaroba Apr 10, 2013 10:25 AM

          I don't think the Bridge Cafe has reopened after Sandy but you can check

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          downtownchica RE: vvv03 Dec 6, 2012 08:03 AM

          If you're willing to travel a few blocks and ditch FiDi, Ward III and Silver Lining are in the southern part of Tribeca and are excellent. If you're over by World Financial Center, try the bar at North End Grill.

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            bronwen RE: vvv03 Dec 6, 2012 10:03 AM

            Harry's or Delmonico's bar

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