People have been tippling here since 1892 and that includes during Prohibition; if you check under the seats in the high-backed booths, you’ll see the hiding spaces for bottles. The appeal of Old Town is easy to see: with its 14-foot-ceilings, its memorabilia-laden walls, and its Belle Epoque decor, there are few places as quintessentially “olde New York.” Sit near the dumbwaiter so you can watch the staff hand-crank the food and dishes up and down like they did a century ago.