About Fine & Rare

Fine & Rare is a spirit-focused restaurant that showcases an impressive collection of limited edition whiskey, scotch, tequila, mezcal, and rum. The ornate art deco style interior and live jazz entertainment provides a sophisticated ambiance while guests indulge in upscale American cuisine.

Live Jazz Schedule:
Monday - Wednesday 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday - Saturday 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM / 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM / 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

9 E 37th St
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Midday: Sunday - Friday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sunday 5:00 PM-12:00 AM
Jazz Brunch: Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Cross Street:
between Madison & 5th Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 725-3866

Website:
http://www.fineandrare.nyc/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Nightly
Live Jazz Brunch

Public Transit:
4, 5, 6, 7, S to Grand Central 42nd Street
B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th Street Herald Square

Executive Chef:
Chef David Arias

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private room and full venue space available.

Please email info@fineandrare.nyc for inquiries.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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CHRISTMAS&JAZZ! Join us for a relaxing evening of Live Jazz and a special 4 course dinner menu designed by our Executive Chef David Arias.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Join Fine&Rare for Christmas Day Jazz Brunch! Live Jazz Performance 11:30am- 3:30 pm

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Ring in the New Year with the timeless sophistication of old New York. Live Jazz, Fine Food & Rare Spirits. Celebrate with a 4-course menu created by our Executive Chef David Arias while live jazz entertains you. For info dial 2127253860. Tickets - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3115249

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Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM

Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM

Fine & Rare Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (41)
Good for a Date (29)
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Special Occasion (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Cozy (19)
Fun (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Business Meals (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Authentic (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
People Watching (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Amazing. Have the old fashioned!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Cool spacious room. Tables spread out. Some Nice booths. Fireplace. Really really tasty menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Booked it for a business lunch and was surprised how beautiful the venue was. Menu was basic but adequate. Flavors were solid. Sort of pricey at $550 with wine, apps, entree and dessert for 6 people. No live music in the afternoon which was perfect for our business discussion. Service was very good, pleasant and professional. Overall solid.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Overall -- food is good but service is inconsistent and average. We arrived at 6:15pm for a 7:15pm reservation, and planned to get some drinks at the bar. The host did not want us to sit at the bar, even though we told him our full party would arrive at 7:15pm. Reluctantly, he walked us over to the bar (maybe 5 stools) and strongly discouraged us from getting a drink. He clearly wanted us to sit at the table.

Food is interesting and good. Service, though, was very inconsistent. We ordered 3 drinks and only 2 arrived. Then a 2nd waitperson came over to take our drinks order. This happened 3 times -- where we ordered drinks and then a new person would come over to see if we wanted any more drinks. We were in a corner booth and the waitpersons would peek over the top of the backrest to talk with us, too.

They had a trio playing music. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

A very pleasant surprise, very nice ambience, very good whisky menu. Overall worth going back to.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great location for music and good food, pricey!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Used to be my favorite French toast and then they changed it to some Nutella option. I don’t think I have a great reason to go back anymore :(

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband and I were in NYC for the weekend and I found Fine & Rare on Open Table for a place for brunch on Sunday. Found out that they also have live Jazz so it had the two things I was looking for-jazz and brunch. I had the brioche french toast-it was delicious. If I had know that they have a large fireplace towards the back of the restaurant, I would have asked for a table there because it was a little cold outside and that would be the perfect spot to sit and listen to the music. Service was prompt and attentive. Will go back the next time we go to New York.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was delicious! Love the decor and ambiance. In the evenings they have a jazz quartet playing. Great dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Food was delicious. Lot of variety for different dietary restrictions. Amazing smoked old fashioned. Music was great and not too loud.
Cant wait to go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, great Jazz. If you are looking for a nice evening out, definitely check this place out!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Ok. Worth a visit

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Sloppy service but with good intentions, great and unique ambience, solid food which isn’t particularly special or culinarily refined but not bad either. However the bread is terrible

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service was superb. The space/resturant itself was beautiful. The music was great. The meal, incredible.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We dined here last night for the first time, to celebrate Thanksgiving. They had a special menu for the holiday and we chose that for our party (two adults and an eleven year-old). We originally booked the counter, since that was all they had available at the time. They later called to offer us the cozy Chesterfields, which was a welcome change. When we arrived on time for our reservation, they offered us a prime booth due to a last minute cancellation. It was perfect! The service was courteous, friendly and efficient throughout the evening. The four courses were excellent and portioned appropriately. We tried the cocktails that were offered specifically for the Thanksgiving menu and they were wonderful! The live jazz started at 5:30 and it was such a lovely accompaniment for the meal. I had concerns it might be too loud, but it was perfect. We were so glad we chose Fine and Rare to celebrate Thanksgiving. This was a delightful experience and we look forward to returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

An ambience of timelessness with original artwork, floors, lighting and design from another era.
Food is fresh, well presented and delicious.
Service, from the top-notch hosts to the efficient servers, is impeccable and and polished but not too aloof. They treat me like family overtime I've gone.

Lunch is a good value and the burger is in my top five. It always impresses my guests.
Internationally curated selection of spirits and a beautiful large fireplace and stage.
We came for lunch but I can see that this would be a great spot for a special kind of dinner or business meeting. I also see some of the same people there when I visit so it is becoming a regular go-to spot fore local businesses, and for good reasons.

My guests and I walked away feeling like we were welcomed into a new upscale club of diners. We will be back!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Brilliant dinner. Lovely music, really nice. Super meal. Expensive wine list but enjoyable wine. Highly recommend this place!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fabulous in every way. A favorite of mine. The jazz music was wonderful add to excellent food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fine and Rare is exactly that! What a fantastic restaurant. And in my neighborhood! I went there for Sunday brunch with a friend to celebrate my birthday. We didn't want to leave. The live jazz was fantastic and I liken it to Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto! Just beautiful for a Sunday brunch! Our server Lauren was informative, gracious, attentive without being intrusive and just completely lovely. The General Manager, Dasha Naymon even came over to say hello and to be sure we had everything we needed! Fabulous! I will certainly be frequenting this "rare find" in my neighborhood.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place! Live jazz with a singer. Solid menu. Attentive staff. Huge whisky selection. No complaints.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great place for whiskey lovers. Cheese board was wonderful - but other food items left much to be desired. Recommend just for cocktails. Loved how you could choose which type of smoked wood they would add to your drink.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food, great cocktails, good service and live jazz ! We will return...

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Really cool and classy. There was live music when we were there. The signature smoked whiskey drink is great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great Food & Drinks. Highly recommend! Also interesting decor. If you like fine spirits this is the place to go

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Live music for brunch was amazing. The entertainers were great and the volume was perfect to have a conversation. The food was amazing as well, we had a burger, fries, mac and cheese, steak and eggs, chocolate lava cake and a pomegranate caviar covered cake (name escapes me). Mac and cheese left a little something to be desired but everything else was great, including the drinks. Will be back again, will recommend to friends.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went here for a friendly get together, I booked thru opentable and called to confirm morning that day. I asked the lady to give us the best seats for the night hoping that it’s not way too far from the live band and we’ll have more privacy and she was nice to confirmed and gave me a confirmation. So I arrived in the place right on time for reservation and said my name. Was surprised when the host said that my friends was already sitting there on our seats... and I was baffled when he escorted me and I found out that another group was seating on our reserved seats. Apparently, they used my reservation to get the spot and the host didn’t do anything about it. Instead he moved us sitting right beside the stage which is pretty not a great place to sit if you wanna talk. I’m quite offended to be honest since I felt we’re discriminated that day when I saw a bunch of white people sitting there and the guy didn’t do anything to fix it. I do hope that you stick with the reservation policy. I was expecting more from this restaurant but I got disappointment. I think it’s because we’re a people of color that we got this type of treatment from this restaurant.

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

WONDERFUL EXCELLENT WE WILL BE BACK MANY TIMES
THE MUSIC FOOD AMBIANCE SERVICE ALL EXCELLED
REAL NY QUALITY VENUE, LOCATED INA PART OF NYC , THAT IS NOT CROWED YET
THIS IS A JEWEL

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great dinner experience. Food, service, cocktails, music were all excellent. Loved the atmosphere with live music and beautiful artistic drinks

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is a great place for brunch with a delightful jazz trio. Staff friendly and professional. Great ambience. Bloody orange mimosas were delicious. Can't wait to try dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went here for dinner on a Friday night after realizing on Opentable that there was jazz music, and that it was owned by the same people who did Flatiron room. The jazz music was wonderful. The decor was also wonderful, including a romantic fireplace. Everything else was awkward. The moment we arrived on time for our reservation, the host sprinted to our table in the back amd when we finally caught up wih him he acted like he was doing us a favor with a commentary that it was the "last table" even though we had booked a table and confirmed with restaurant a few days prior. We then were disturbed by surrounding tables acting like tourists, taking photos with the flash on- one lady even went pn stage durig the jazz performance with no one stopping her to get a photo and it was super awkward-felt like a hotel bar. The service was also weak. We had to ask for bread to go with the burrata we ordered to start and were told it comes out later bc it needs to be warmed up. 5 minutes later we had about 6 half dollar sized pieces of bread that werent very warm at our table. Along with the smoking old fashioned's, The osso bucco was the highlight of the night-it was very tasty and moist. My boyfriend got the pork chop, however, and it was super dry and overcooked. The chile potatoes were mediocre at best. Definitely not worth the $300 spent for the experience we had.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My party had the salmon, paella and the roasted chicken.
The paella looked outstanding, with lots of seafood. A bit salty though. The salmon was well executed, the sides with it were just ok. The chicken was really nice. Good portions with a lot of taste.
The ambience is fantastic, beautiful music but not loud that you cant talk.
The service was good, would appreciate they came to my table a little less than every 5 minutes. Sometimes less is more.
Overall a great experience. I absolutely love Flatiron Room and looks like this is another hit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

wow. where do I begin... Awesome setting of live Jazz trio, elegant setting, beautiful wood burning smokey fire place. I really want to like this place. Well it has like the top 3 scotch/whiskey menus in the city. there are like 8 pages of scotches to select from. So bravo. Unfortunately, if you are a scotch drinker, it is really just the most common 25 scotches. You have seem all the names and have tried them all. No, you cant afford the35 year old Mccallan or the Old Grand Pappy and $104 a shot, but they have them and the bottles are well displayed. But there is nothing new to try here unless you want to max out your credit card. The pours are decent size as well and come with water or rocks on the side. They pour the bottle in front of you - nice touch. Wish the staff knew more about the whiskey tho, aside from "you can google it".

After that, the waiter/chef didnt understand the concept of a dairy allergy and they poisoned me. Yes, sour cream has dairy in it. The waiter and GM apologized and didnt charge us for the entire meal and bought us a round of expensive drinks. But I still got sick that night and was out of commission all day sunday.

They also have Sommalier scotch classes. I'm torn as to going back or not... or giving them press or recommending or not. But I'm writing the review as fully as possible.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Live Music, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Really enjoyed my experience. The food, atmosphere and music were perfect. Service spot on. Great whiskey selection. I definitely would recommend this place especially if you want to impress your date.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

The service was outrageously bad: the waiter put a plate down in front of me (the dish I had ordered), went away, but came back after a couple of minutes, said he had made a mistake and took away the plate! Luckily I hadn’t touched it. I have never seen this in my entire life.
Also, the red wine we ordered was way too warm, we had to ask for an ice bucket to cool it down.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great addition the the hood. Food and service were both spot on. The jazz is a great addition and doesn’t dominate the atmosphere. It’s loud enough to be heard but doesn’t impede talking at a normal volume. Really nice atmosphere. Huge selection of whiskey and tequila however, small pours for the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Awesome music and great food. I loved the service and the fact the music is at the perfect level for a nice chat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Enjoyed an early evening at Fine & Rare with my husband and an old friend after a day of business meetings. We were seated in a booth overlooking the stage where live jazz started up while we were eating. We arrived early and the bar was packed with a sophisticated crowd. Nice fireplace, great vibe, beautiful decor. We only came for appetizers but were tempted by the wonderful menu and ended up staying longer than we had all planned. The selection of scotches and such were mouth watering for my husband. We will be back when we have more time to enjoy the whole experience.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had a dinner for 10 and our experience was just about perfect. The staff was gracious and charming, and the vibe was cool and balanced. Everyone is our group was completely impressed. The jazz trip was perfectly modulated... not too loud and provided a soothing and engaging dimension to our evening. The food was be great and well presented---and the staff was genuinely interested in providing the best experience to each of us. We will all be back and highly recommend this wonderfuly presented restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I had a business lunch here on a Monday. From the moment we walked in we were welcomed by friendly hosts and managers and seated promptly. We both ordered the short rib burger with truffle fries and our food did not disappoint. It came out quickly and the server was wonderful. The atmosphere and design is incredible! It gives the feeling of living in a different era with art and objects from different eras and moments in time. The stage is beautiful and the staff is welcoming, friendly, professional, polished and consistent.

I would highly recommend this to anyone and at night I know that they have live jazz.
Thank you to Fine & Rare for providing an elegant option to those seeking fresh, high quality food, the option of thousands of curated spirits and a beautifully refined ambience. Though I do not drink, my friend was very pleased with seemingly unlimited options and all drinks that I saw were well presented. Amazing restaurant!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Romantic, People Watching, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fun, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

EVERYTHING was great: the staff, food, ambiance, jazz music, drinks... perfect!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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