Co-founder of Jimmy, Larry Poston, told us that they (he, Johnny Swet and David Rabin) are still tweaking small details but for the most part the idea is to keep the decor modern and unfussy, to take full advantage of the floor-to-ceiling windows with views in every direction.
On the menu side, Swet won us over by telling us his main goal was to create strong drinks for his distinctive cocktail list that features lots of liquor we know and love but served with a fresh twist.
The Chanel No. 9 ($18) is bound to be a hit with ladies who love bubbles: it's a blend of 9 different floral and botanical liquors blended with champagne and 'strawberry pearls'. It's chic, pretty, and delicious.
Another champagne cocktail, the Madame Bovary--Courvoisier XO & Chambord blended with passion fruit juices and champagne--went down even easier, but it's on the pricier end at $26. (Hey, it's garnished with a rose petal.)
For good fall drinking, however, Swet recommends the Jimmy Appleseed ($16)--Laird's Applejack with Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka, Apple Schnapps, cranberry juice and lime juice.
The drink that will get us back to Jimmy in a flash, is the Legal in Vermont ($17)--a strong, full o' flavor drink that doesn't blow your head off even though you know it's good and boozy. It's made with Knob Creek Bourbon and organic Vermont maple syrup served over a cinnamon ice block, with a red shiso garnish. Hmmm.
If it's not too cold, definitely take one of your drinks out to the pool deck to enjoy the 180-degree views of downtown and the Hudson River. Last night the sky was all misty and Gotham City-like and we bet if you time your visit right, the sunsets would be amazing.
Jimmy, we're glad you're here.