dear irving || 55 irving place, 2nd floor, ny ny
crystal crystals, everywhere, and there’s even delicious cocktails to drink.
this new addition has stolen a piece of my heart. its aesthetically pleasing decor is on point, reminiscent of its older sibling & also a longtime favorite of mine, raines law room, with the extra glitz from the curtains of sparkling crystals literally everywhere. think the cosmopolitan hotel in vegas, or hotel lisboa in macau.
it is a speakeasy-esque themed non-speakeasy, with no hidden entrance but a glamorous celebration of the great times after the
silly ridiculous prohibition era, with carefully crafted libations of course. bravo to interior designer, delphine mauroit — inspired by the film “midnight in paris,” she takes you on a time travel from the jfk times to our favorite gatsby, then abe lincoln, then finally marie antoinette.
definitely try the “whiskey business: rye, anchilo chile liqueur, cinnamon, lemon, angostura bitters for those who like a kick, a whiskey backbone with a smoked pepper pop”
great thing is there are more food options than raines…and did i read foie gras parfait? needless to say, i will be returning to try more.
you don’t even need to go far for a decent selfie. tabletops are mirrored.
but if you must, here is a gorgeous mirror in one of the restrooms.
the buzzers for each table light up when you ring the “bell” at your table when you need service.
[new york] girls just wanna have fun…& crystals & delicious cocktails & great food & just everything really.
thank you meaghan dorman & the team behind raines for this beautiful piece of work.