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Upper West Side

This Chicago Cocktail Spot Goes Big And Fancy AF in NYC

  • Drinks
  • Food

A homey neighborhood Chinese restaurant, La Salle Dumpling Room is the ideal spot to chow down on a weeknight. TBH there’s nothing like scarfing down some pork dumplings, lo mein and fried rice—with your person—after the workday.

Next, treat yourselves to drinks over romantic Central Park views at The Aviary. One of three drinking and dining establishments residing in the Mandarin Oriental, the East Coast spinoff of the famed Chicago cocktail lounge boasts inventive cocktails with beautiful presentations. But this hotspot isn’t just about the drinks; the menu features great bites too. Some say low-key Chinese followed by very fancy cocktails is a weird combo...we say, don't knock it till you try it.

La Salle Dumpling Room

35 West End Avenue, Manhattan

The Aviary

80 Columbus Circle, Manhattan

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