Last Wednesday we decided to host an impromptu event to have one last drink together before we all went our separate ways for the holidays.
We chose the Flatiron Room, for it's cozy ambiance, live music, and well-crafted cocktails.
|The bartender pouring a flaming drink|
Flatiron Room is famous for its "Bottle Keep" service.
Good whiskey is meant to be enjoyed at your leisure and preferably in the company of good friends. We created our “Bottle Keep” program for this very reason. Most of our whiskeys can be purchased by the dram or by the bottle. If you come across an expression you really like then you might consider purchasing the bottle.
You’ll also receive some “Entitlement Cards”. These cards give the holder authorization to drink off the bottle (so be careful who you give them to!). Next time you come by simply give the server your Entitlement Card and we’ll fetch your bottle. It’s a lot of fun and it makes a great gift.
The bottles are kept in beautiful, softly lit lockers that line and decorate the length of the bar.
|The "Bottle Keep" Locker|
We started off the evening with a round of Old Fashioneds at the bar, while we waited for our table, and perused the menu of Tasting Flights and Classic Cocktails.
|An Old Fashioned|
When we finally sat down we got a round of Templeton Manhattans, straight up, and waited for our food--truffled mac and cheese, mushroom pizza, and beet salad. We were starving!
The Flatiron Room's standard is a Perfect Manhattan (made with half sweet and half dry vermouth) and served with a twist. Personally, that how I prefer it--something about the citrus aroma really opens up the flavors--but Kim was a little disappointed that they didn't have brandied cherries.
Given the last minute nature of the invitation, we had a small group, but it gave us the chance to catch up with each other and share an intimate evening over delicious drinks and tasty snacks.
|Mary and Julia|
|Julia and Andrea|
|Kim and Elizabeth|
The live jazz was a delightful addition to the cozy, timeless atmosphere.
The Flatiron Room is the perfect place for a quiet evening with friends, or a romantic, intimate evening with a lover.
At around $15 each, the cocktails are a little on the pricy side, even for Manhattan, but they're impeccably mixed and the service is flawless, so it's worth the little extra, especially if you want to impress.
37 W 26th Street