149 Mulberry St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. Grand St.
By FiscalCliffordBRD on 3/27/2013
Service was terrible, completely understaffed. Also super loud, but not in a good way, like shreiky conversation b/c the no one could hear each other. From a cocktail perspective, the concept of telling them what type of liquor you like and them "creating a cocktail" for you was a) annoying. b) cocktails were mostly disgusting. c) took forever. Food is pretty good, but the place is pretentious and once it cycles through the "see-and-be-seen" late night party people, only the B&T will be left to prop it up. Sounds harsh, but honestly, one of the worst dining experiences i've had in NYC in years. I give it a year, then it's toast.
By nyr484 on 9/22/2012
Another tired take on the speakeasy. Is that all it takes to be a "critics pick" these days? This one is so disney-fied it's pathetic, with its faux-graffiti painted garden and its wannabe-hipster clientele sipping on "mixologist"-made drinks that resemble airport Hilton mai-tais. The overwhelming pretension emanating from the servers, bartenders and the bridge and tunnel crowd stifles any hope of a fun evening at this establishment. If it's a fun time you're after, pick any number of other spots in Nolita or SoHo. If it's custom drinks you seek, Little Branch is a better bet hands down.
By knowswhatsup on 8/25/2011
We went for an after dinner cocktail in the middle of august when the entire city is on vacation. The bouncer was incredibly rude. He made a comment that our heels were not high enough (I was wearing louboutins, just not the five inch ones). He ended up letting us in. When we were finally in, it looked like the place was full of bridge and tunnel folk - extremely NOT classy. The cocktails were good, but not any better than Little Branch or Apotheke - where the staff is much friendlier and treat their patrons with respect. I totally understand the strict door policy and am well used to dressing up nicely to get into trendy places. This was a little bit over the top. I will NOT be returning.
By reneevero on 5/29/2011
Yes it's "unmarked" unless you don't see the douchebag in the jeans and blazer waiting out front "working the door". You need a reservation - it's on open table - but even if you have one they most likely will not let you in. The place is labeled "small" but they can fit like 80 people easily. Overall not impressed. Horrible location in the middle of NJ tourists central ie Little Italy. Many cooler places to drink downtown!
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.