Bar Fortuna

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78 Solid

Head up the unmarked stairway behind Casa Apicii and you start to feel like you’ve stumbled upon a hidden lair.

62 W. 9th St., New York, NY, 10011

212-353-8400

http://casaapicii.com/bar-fortuna

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The lowdown

Heading up the unmarked stairway behind the host stand at Casa Apicii and into a hidden library, you start to feel like you’ve stumbled upon a hidden lair. A fireplace and cushy velvet couches set the mood in the intimate space, which fits about 20. The drinks focus on Italian spirits, with an emphasis on aperitivo-style cocktails, and many things are made in-house, like a thyme-infused Polugar bread wine, which gives a savory punch to a take on a vodka sour. There are a few antipasti-style plates for snacking, since many guests are on their way to dinner downstairs, but it’s so cozy and romantic that those on a date might have a few Negronis and never make it to dinner at all.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized