The ultimate cocktail bar. From the moment that someone emerges from the solid door in this windowless store front and asks how many in your party, you feel like you are in a special place that is somewhat of a throwback. Then you enter the candlelit bar and you definitely know this someplace special. Although a bit intimidated initially because I am not a real cocktail aficionado, the bartender was very helpful. Had a special stir on a Manhattan and some fries as a bar snack. A definite must if you are in NYC and have a special occasion for a well made and unique cocktail.