Hot mixologist Julie Reiner (owner of Clover Club and Flatiron Lounge) designed the bar's spirits list and cocktail menu, as well as the cocktail menu for the hotel’s recently opened restaurant, T-45 Diner. Served by snappily dressed bartenders, the cocktail list includes such concoctions as a Roman Holiday ($23) made with Miller's Westbourne Strength, Aperol and Martini Blanco, and La Rosa ($23) with Cabeza Blanco tequila, Ramazzotti Amaro, lemon, strawberry and rose Champagne. (We did some, er, research and can heartily recommend La Rosa).
The bar will also offer three punch bowls for the table, including this one Green Submarine, which is made with Pimm's, Tanqueray, green Charteuse, ginger syrup, lemon, cucumber and soda. A more potent Pimm's Cup, if you will.
While the snow continues to pile up in this manner, we think we'll be sticking to the indoor section for now. Come summer, though, we predict there will be some fighting for space out on the deck.
Rates for Valentine's night start at a surprisingly reasonable $199.
[Photos: Karen Gardiner for HotelChatter]