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Midtown East

This Chic Three-Level Steakhouse In Midtown Has Seriously Good Beignets

  • Drinks
  • Food

For some of that classy, pleasurable New York ambiance, enjoy a traditional American steakhouse spread at midtown hotspot Aretsky’s Patroon, a chic three-level eatery where businessmen flock to impress each other and patrons enjoy the highest possible urban dining experience. It’s kicking off with tempting starters like Oxtail Dumplings, then diving into richly satisfying mains like Grilled Rack of American Lamb with perfect complements of Smoked Eggplant and Goat Cheese Polenta or juicy Filet Mignon au Poivre. Go for the wine pairings and slap on some desserts (the Beignets are irresistible, and this is one Pumpkin Spice you can’t miss) for a fully satisfying and well-rounded meal that checks all the boxes: good food, sweet spot, and each other’s lovely company.

The great thing about this sweet and swanky lounge beside their amazingly extensive gin list is its location in the lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel Barclay: there’s no crowd, so it’s a perfectly low-key, gorgeous place to round out your fancy dinner with a fancy drink. With over 80+ gin varieties, whatever gin-mix you choose is bound to impress your palate someway, somehow. It’s recommended you begin with their Quintessential G+T before moving onto some of their more expressive drinks, like the Penicillin (Dewar’s blended scotch whiskey, honey-ginger syrup, lemon juice, Ardbeg float) or the Spanish Bloom (Aviation gin, Torres brandy, touch of mezcal, honey-ginger syrup, warm apple cider) a concoction made for two. Surrounded by the smooth, secret speakeasy vibes of the golden age, you’ll find it’s a spot that’s sexy, understated, and perfect for privacy.

Aretsky’s Patroon

160 East 46th Street, Manhattan

The Gin Parlour

111 East 48th Street, Manhattan

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