New York 10001
As if this spot could get any more exciting, the NoMad’s cocktail program is hands down one of the best in the city. Mixologist Leo Robitschek has concocted a unique selection of seasonally inspired drinks to cuddle up to this winter. You can take your libation in the library or relax at the handsome clubhouse bar while you throw back a “Star Cocktail,” a wondrously wicked blend of Apple Brandy, Carpano Antica, Angostura Bitters, and Gomme Arabic. Or celebrate something (anything!) with a fizzy, finely spiced, “Star And Garter,” a mix of champagne, cardamom-spiced chamberry blanc vermouth, and dry vermouth. You’ll want any excuse to pop into this handsome bar and the cocktail menu offers more than a few.
If the $76 Roasted Chicken with foie gras and black truffles at Daniel Humm’s glitzy NoMad is any indication, the NYC dining scene has made a swift recovery from the economic downturn, and the ascendency of fast-casual fare like burgers, wings, and meatball sliders. Not that the Michelin-starred chef has forgotten about the rest of us. The 99% can still experience Humm’s virtuoso cooking during a gently-priced brunch, where a sandwich version of the aforementioned chicken (injected with liquid fois gras, slathered with truffle spread, and deposited on freshly baked brioche) goes for a mere $26.