Put on the ritz at this iconic bar, decorated with murals by Ludwig Bemelman, the illustrator behind the famous “Madeline” children’s books. How plush is it? The ceiling is covered by 24-karat gold leaf, and the bar is made of a rare black granite. Live jazz plays as you tipple, to account for a $15 cover charge on top of the already pricey drinks here.
- Pauline Frommer