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65 W. 70th St., New York, NY 10023 40.77572 -73.978743
nr. Columbus Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-873-2300 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


    4 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Romantic, Singles Scene, Swank, Theme
Photo by Lauren Klain Carton

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Mon-Thu and Sun, 5pm-midnight; Fri-Sat, 5pm-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

B, C at 72nd St.

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A candlelit stairway leads down to Shalel's cavernous, Moroccan-inspired space. Arabesque lanterns and lots of votives provide perfect illumination for couples nestled amongst sequined pillows on low banquettes. The bartender makes up in charm for what he lacks in knowledge, and manages to keep up with the crowd of singles ordering mostly beer from the ample selection. The variety of wines is thankfully more inspired than the usual Merlot and Chardonnay choices, and starting at $12 a glass, they ought to be. Dishes like Moroccan lamb tagine are best enjoyed in one of the individual cave-like rooms in the back of the lounge and—if you're lucky enough to snag a room early—you'll have supreme privacy all night long.