60 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022, USA
| +1 212-288-1010
Mon 12am - 1am
Mon - Fri 11:30am - 1am
Sat 5:30pm - 12am
Classic New York: Monkey BarAlso known as schmooze central, you can certainly picture this restaurant/bar as a background in The Great Gatsby or Mad Men.
Spot F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald on Ed Sorel's impressive "who's who" mural amongst red wine leather banquettes.
Though it's history lends to a pricey meal, the cabonara is hearty. Wash it down with a Sloe & Low or Pimm's Rangoon.
In an era where casual restaurants are celebrated it's nice to revisit the white linens, sophisticated service and imagine the famous characters who once embraced this historic relic.