(Permanently closed) Noted for its experimental drinks program under the guidance of Eamon Rockey, this high-end midtown restaurant offers complex cocktails, like its trend-setting clarified milk punch, and continues to challenge the concept of what a restaurant bar can—or should—be.

THE DRINK TO DRINK: That iconic Milk Punch, of course. The exact ingredients change with the season and availability. Last visit it was white rhum, pineapple and citrus.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: If you’re ready for a big ol’ splurge, book the chef’s tasting menu (about $200), plus the beverage pairing for another cool Benjamin.

(image: Francesco Toneli)

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41 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019