Mon, 5pm-1am; Tue-Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-3am; Sun, 6pm-1am
5pm-7pm; two-for-one specialty cocktails
Sun, 6pm-7pm; two-for-one specialty cocktails
6 at Spring St.; B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.; N, R at Prince St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Like all of Keith McNally's creations (Lucky Strike and Balthazar), Pravda was once the trendiest spot in town. But now, the hipper-than-thou have moved on to McNally's too-hot Schiller's Liquor Bar, while the 9-to-5ers descend upon his considerably cooled Pastis—leaving Pravda just right. The subterranean space is part French bistro, with red banquettes and supple club chairs, and part Russian bathhouse, with vaulted ceilings. Lamps designed to resemble Russian streetlights add to the Iron Curtain chic; but it's a trip to the bathroom, with its stainless-steel toilets and chicken wire separating the stalls, that really makes you feel like you're back in the U.S.S.R.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.