The word "lounge" is thrown around a lot these days, but when you walk into the elegant and comfortable Flatiron Lounge, you'll have a definite "Aha!" moment—this is what it means. It's one of the best cocktail bars in the world, but their friendly staff and level of service will have you feeling like it's your neighborhood bar. Proprietor, mixologist, and Slow Food friend Julie Reiner brings a knack for fruit from her native Hawaii to the seasonal menu of classics and house-invented specialties. Better yet, you can place yourself in the hands of one of Flatiron's expert barkeeps with a friendly, "What are you making tonight?"
37 West 19th Street
(212) 727 - 7741