Russian Vodka Room, Midtown West
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 307 5835
Concierge.com's insider take:
This dimly lit, windowless hideaway transports you from Midtown to old-world Moscow. A portrait of Lenin hangs on the wall overseeing a lively piano player and Russian businessmen hooting and hollering at the bar over plates of gravlax and smoked fish, and glasses of the lounge's biggest attraction: vodka. With 53 varieties, it's hard to know where to begin, but you can't leave without trying the infused options like garlic, dill, horseradish, apple cinnamon, or ginger. The bar is at its best late in the night, when revelers stumble in from all over town for raucous afterparties.
Open Mondays through Thursdays 4 pm to 12 am, Fridays through Sundays 4 pm to 4 am.