It’s not often a bar reaches icon status on opening day. With Pegu Club alum Kenta Goto behind something as immaculately crafted as this jewel-box-size bar, it’s almost a guarantee. Attentive staff, elegant ambiance, delicious small bites (those new Kombu Celery sticks!) and visually arresting drinks make Goto a go-to for date night. The bar does not accept reservations. THE DRINK TO DRINK: Back by popular demand, the Yuzu-Calpico Fizz features gin, yuzu preserve, calpico (a Japanese soft drink), lemon and soda, garnished with a house-made calpico marshmallow. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Kenta was awarded Best American Bartender at the 2011 Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail.