Whether you hang out in the first-floor bar that harks back to the last turn of the century, have dinner in the glamorous second floor dining room reminiscent of Prohibition-era supper clubs or sip cocktails on the ivy-covered rooftop garden, Celeste has something for everyone—all assuming you’re looking for a sophisticated night. Set inside a multi-level rehabbed greystone, Celeste offers a deep cocktail program, with a curated list of high-end vodkas like Absolut Elyx and Hangar One. Bar manager Arthur Horocki focuses on using seasonal ingredients like fresh fruit and produce that meld with the clarity of the vodkas. And while at first the tight door policy may seem pretentious, when you’re enjoying the interior space minus the riff raff, you’ll quickly appreciate it.
THE DRINK TO DRINK
The Muse combines lemon verbena–infused Grey Goose with fresh-juiced honeydew, Dolin Blanc, lemon bitters and sparkling wine.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Though you may be in the mood for a seasonal vodka cocktail, Celeste has an extensive list of house cocktails. It clocks in at more than 100 options.