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Bemelmans Bar, Upper East Side

New York City, New York, United States, North America: Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
The Carlyle
35 E. 76th Street
Upper East Side
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 744 1600's insider take:

This swank uptown boite, named for the murals painted by former Carlyle hotel resident Ludwig Bemelmans, is unabashedly romantic in a 40s kind of way. And it serves great drinks: Mixologist Audrey Saunders has decamped to her own bar downtown, the Pegu Club, but Brian Van Flandern, formerly of Per Se, has taken the helm. The place is a classic in the true sense—but it doesn't feel dated in any way. There's a cover after 9:30 when the music starts but it's worth paying it to listen to the jazz group headed by Loston Harris, a singer-pianist who's as smooth as the room in which he performs.

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