This Bar Pours Its Beers Out of an Old Bathtub on the Upper East Side
Lex Restaurant is an understated Italian eatery churning out red-sauce staples on the Upper East Side. With fine china and a red rose on your table, this smooth, laidback, neighborhood eatery makes for the most reliably delicious Italian dishes. And while their pastas are definitely great, the staff here boasts about their chicken dishes, and they serve up a mean cut of steak as well. It’s the kind of wine n’ dine that’ll leave everyone happily satisfied.
After you're full of pasta, head to The Rochard, a neighborhood bar brought to you by the owners of The Jeffrey NYC (featured in our latest guide for the perfect bar meals in New York City), Fool's Gold NYC, and Alewife NYC. 22 taps pour 20 rare craft beers (plus two craft ciders), and the taps are mounted on an old (non-functional) bathtub. Can you say Instagram? A perfect addition to the NYC craft beer scene, this locale also has a stellar late night happy hour every Thursday, from 11PM to 1AM—all 'starred' beers are $5. The bar has weekly comedy nights, bingo nights and more! Check out their full schedule here.
1370 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
1504 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan