Mon-Tue, 4pm-11pm; Wed, noon-11pm; Thu-Sat, noon-midnight; Sun, noon-10pm
1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle
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As the name suggests, Center Bar is located smack-dab in the middle of everything. Just take the escalator to the fourth floor of the Time Warner Center, and there you are. Veteran chef Michael Lomonaco's foray into the love-’em-or-hate-’em world of small plates pulls out all the stops. It’s Royal Sterling–caviar this and charred-Wagyu-beef-sashimi that, tons of Champagne, and a fairly encyclopedic list of cocktails. The dishes range in price from $14 to $95, but the views of Columbus Circle and Central Park are free.Kitchen hours
Kitchen closes at 10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 9 p.m. Sun.