What’s “fine” here is the setting which looks like a swellegent supper club from the 1950’s with its tufted leather, tiered booths; crackling fireplace; and Art Deco-stage. Also mighty fine: the live jazz that accompanies the drinking with no music fee, and the expertly-crafted cocktails. Rare comes into play because of the neighborhood: you just won’t find any other drinkery as sophisticated in the shadow of the Empire State Building. An excellent 2017 addition to midtown.
- Pauline Frommer