New York City-Midtown Manhattan
May 11, 2018
When you set eyes on the 16-foot high Buddha in the front dining room, you realise you’re in for something special. Next door to the magnificent Four Seasons Hotel, it’s a former theatre space that’s suitably big on drama and superbly dramatic on drinks. true, the smooth-talking city types in name-label suits who flock in here probably wouldn’t know a theatre from a thimble, but then this is post-modernism and New York is the master at it. The space is spread over three floors, with two Pan-Asian cuisine dining areas looking down on the folks in the bar below. Forgo the food though and hit the cocktails: quirkily-titled specials like the Absolut-based tao-mopolitan which should send you on the path to everlasting enlightenment. At least until morning.
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