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Mantra 986

986 Second Ave., New York, NY 10022 40.756201 -73.967513
nr. 52nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-813-1595 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, DJ, Lounge, Private Party Space, Singles Scene

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Nearby Subway Stops

E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.; 6 at 51st St.

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American Express, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

Amid the Irish bars peppering this East Side neighborhood, the bi-level Mantra 986—a Far East–oriented lounge—stands out. The décor stays minimalist, with varying effect: Downstairs, the Art Deco–inspired sconces and wallpaper blend nicely with the black lacquer-topped bar and white chairs; upstairs, the driftwood-print wallpaper and turquoise accents are a bit more jarring. Meanwhile, the seating spaces at the back of each level, which often play host to birthday parties and the like, are nicely furnished with low white couches. The place started out as a full-service restaurant, but the menu has since been scaled back to appetizers. Neighborhood finance types populate the weeknight happy hour, while a slightly younger crowd turns out for the weekend D.J.'s.