First opened in 1932 and famously frequented by Salvador Dalí, Marilyn Monroe, and John Lennon, a taste of Old New York can still be found inside the St. Regis Hotel’s renovated King Cole Bar. The dark-wood bar room boasts a Maxfield Parrish mural featuring King Cole seated in his throne, and it’s hard not to be charmed by the whole experience. The drinks, on the other hand, are uniformly unimpressive — especially considering the prices. If a bit of history is what you’d like, this is a good place to stop in. But if top-shelf cocktails are what you want, you might want to look elsewhere.