Lantern’s Keep

Image: Iroquois Hotel
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 5 P.M. - 12 A.M. | SATURDAY: 7 P.M. - 1:30 A.M. | SUNDAY: CLOSED
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Inspired by the European lounges where American bartenders fled when Prohibition hit, Raines Law Room’s Meghan Dorman turned the bar at what was a rundown Midtown hotel into a velvet-lined, marble-topped parlor that’s more feminine than most dimly lit cocktail dens (the Degas ballet dancer prints don’t hurt). The cocktail list combines resuscitated classics with modern homages to the era. Ingredients are always fresh, but don’t expect an arsenal of housemade bitters and tinctures; bartenders here are skilled in the time-honored art of working with what you’ve got.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • hotel bar
  • bar food
What to drink
The Iroquois #2 takes full advantage of pineapple juice’s textural quirks to shake up an impressive froth on a refined mix of cognac and yellow chartreuse.
Midtown West
There's a great bottled cocktail program here. Ask what's going on in the mini-bottles behind the bar.