134 Eldridge St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Broome St.
By roxana_gia on 3/27/2011
Highly obnoxious staff (bitter about gnarly teeth? cocktail waitressing? life in general?) wrecks what may be a "find". Then again, with NYC awash in speakeasies, maybe not. Next!
By VaninaG on 7/5/2009
Milk and Honey would be the perfect place to hang out and relax after a hard day's work; a haven where to rest from crowded, loud bars if you happened to be in the neighborhood. A great place to drop by. But wait. There is a reservation-only policy. So unless one can afford or be infatuated enough with the place to pay for a membership, which allows unlimited, impromptu access (even though calling is strongly recommended), I would say don't bother. Yes, it is quiet. Yes, there is old school jazz playing in the background. Yes, the bartender knows his stuff. But then, you find all the same things at Angel's Share, without the fuss. As Milk and Honey's pros are not that exceptional, its cons make it unworth the while: the tiny space allotted to non-members feels claustrophobic, and the freedom given to the bartender does not mean tremendous creativity on his side, but rather the conviction that his somewhat boring, unbalanced cocktails are the best in the world.
By colette001 on 12/31/2010
I made reservations when a friend came to visit me in NY. It was just after the blizzard so traffic was terrible in the city. We were 15 mins late for our table (which we had re-confirmed that afternoon) and the response from the hostess/waitress was frosty and bordering on obnoxious. After some 5 minutes of being made to wait like naughty schoolchildren by the door (we were told to move AWAY from the bar) she eventually relented and agreed to "accommodate" us. Bearing in mind the bar was half-empty, it wasn't as if they were short of tables. Once sat, the moody waitress underwent a transformation to someone friendly and helpful. Bizarre. Good cocktails, typical NY bar atmosphere but trying too hard to be exclusive when there are many bars of this ilk in the city. Bottom line - it just ain't worth it.
By krodster on 6/26/2009
Went here with two girlfriends awhile back with the intent of ordering rum drinks since we were told these were their speciality. The server came by and we just told him, something with rum, and he brought back 3 different drinks one for each of us that were all fantastic. we did this 3 times, never getting the same drink twice, which was fantastic. it's a little dark on the inside, but very quiet and soothing. cash only and pricey ($15 per drink) but a fun experience every now and then for date or a couple of girlfriends.
By sWiZzLeScHTicK on 5/9/2004
nymetro's reviewer is a bit pretentious. the bar has no "membership" (though they certainly have the right to refuse you) and the address is public knowledge. you do have to call, they do call you back/ring you in. there are rules. it's not a speakeasy. the cocktails are the best in town - pure art. sasha doesn't make them all himself. Take a first date here and plan for brunch the next day.
By iambigandugly on 5/28/2004
This place is defintitely a great spot & the drinks are fantastic. It's a tad small, but you cannot beat the atmosphere & everything else. It is what it is...a great spot in a quiet & relaxed setting.
By rosescott on 4/23/2008
M&H is a lovely, relaxing, and unpretentious place. The phone number to make reservations changes fairly frequently. No, you don't have to be a member of the NY club but being a member of the London club helps to get the phone number. The bartender (or more along the lines of a mixologist) is charming and extremely creative with drinks. There is no menu - you tell him what you want, and he will create. You won't be disappointed.
By annakpr on 8/20/2008
cocktails of the highest quality served in a respectful no b.s. atmosphere. if u haven't thought of cocktails in the same terms as gourmet cuisine, this is the place to begin your education. exclusive but no attitude.
By JDALY on 12/5/2008
Can't say enough about this place. Perfect cocktails, reasonable price, perfect service.
By nywannabe on 3/14/2009
Not only cocktails of the highest quality, but the vibe is unpretentious and cool. Loved it!!!
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.