New York City-City-Center
May 11, 2018
Set in a historic building dating back to the Roaring Twenties, Flatiron is a gorgeous dining lounge with designer cocktails created by celebrated mixologist Julie Reiner. The style is a tribute to the glory years, with sleek banquettes, much dark wood and much solid wrought ironwork – classic old New York. The bar meanwhile is a 30ft-long Art Deco counter that used to be in the legendary Manhattan Ballroom. Drinks meanwhile continue to evoke the classic age: a vast selection of perfectly poured favourites with twists listed under generic titles. ‘Flights Back in Time’ are Rat Pack favourites like the Sazerac, the Sidecar and the Aviation; Flights to Hawaii are tropical drinks made with fresh fruit and rum; and the Flight of the Day (for a cool 18 bucks) is the daily regular – order it and see where it takes you. Reiner is a master of the classic cocktail art and her Flatiron bar is one for purists with a sense of history.
What their peers say
“An extraordinarily balanced lounge concept and one of America’s pioneer craft cocktail bars.” Ryan Magarian