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Kava Lounge

Parea Prime
36 E. 20th St., New York, NY 10014 40.73739 -74.005737
nr. Park Ave. South  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-777-8448 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, Brunch, DJ, Lounge, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar, Singles Scene, Swank, Wine Bar

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6 at 23rd St.

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Upstairs in Parea restaurant, executive chef Jonathon Sawyer has updated traditional Greek cuisine as a kind of New World meze; downstairs in Kava Lounge, hard liquor fuels old-world customs that never went out of style. Tuesday and Wednesday nights, you’ll find dance lessons—fueled by a wide selection of ouzos—culminating in Zorba-style plate-smashing (and tomorrow’s well-earned hangover). Other nights, the scene turns markedly more civilized as patrons snuggle up in wine-barrel banquettes to sip microbrews, retsinas, or fancy cocktails incorporating acai juice, kaffir leaves, and fig purée. The tapaslike menu emphasizes the Mediterranean heritage: plump Greek olives, skewers of marinated lamb, and grilled shrimp with ouzo-soaked saganaki.

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