Momofuku Ssäm Bar

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MONDAY - THURSDAY: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM; 5 P.M. - 12 A.M. | FRIDAY: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM; 5 P.M. - 1 A.M. | SATURDAY: 11:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., 5 P.M. - 1 A.M. | SUNDAY: 11:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., 5 P.M. - 12 A.M.
212.254.3500 | WEBSITE

Cocktail menus within the Momofuku empire tend toward equal parts classic, almost-classic and brand-new, deploying everything from scotch to sherry to Asian ingredients—like yuzu, shichimi and shiso—with finesse. Since the days when madman-genius Don Lee worked behind the bar, and now with John deBary manning the drinks, Ssäm has maintained a bar program, that, in true Momo fashion, balances whimsy, originality and approachability.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • full menu
  • good wine
What to drink
The Seven Spice Sour (sake, yuzu, lime, shichimi).
East Village
Through the back of Ssäm Bar (or around the corner from it) is Booker + Dax, a cocktail bar that specializes in experimental drinks by the wacky Dave Arnold.