Whether it’s shaken or stirred, here’s the haute hotspots for a perfectly chilled martini.
1 Flatiron Lounge
With the opening statement to their website being, "There is something about a Martini, A tingle remarkably pleasant: A yellow, mellow Martini: I wish I had one at present." Ogden Nash 1935, one can imagine the level of dedication to a perfectly chilled Martini at Flatiron Lounge, a throwback to the 1920s-era hotspot.
For a sensational palate teaser enjoy the martini flight. Brought to you by cocktail stylist Julie Reiner. Sip on three mini martinis with a common theme, such as "The Flight to Hawaii", which highlights drinks with tropical fruits.
2 King Cole Bar
For an ultimate luxury cocktail head to King Cole Bar. The atmosphere is enchanting and with cocktails like Penny Lane Martini with Hendrick's Gin, Sake, Dry Vermouth and Cucumber for $22 you simply won't want to go anywhere else.
3 Bemelmans Bar
Bemelmans is a 75-seat watering hole with martinis to satisfy the most taste discerning clientele of the city, including politicians, socialites, celebrities and power elite. Just like it's namesake, Ludwig Bemelmans, the famed creator of the Madeline books for children, Bemelmans Bar is a timeless classic to revisit again and again.
4 Death and Company
For a delightful martini that drinks like a three star Michelin restaurant, head to Death and Company. The menu has classics and seasonally mixes it up with new twists and flavors you never quite dreamed would compliment and taste so lovely together. Whether shaken or stirred, a martini runs about $13.
5 21 Club
In Ian Fleming's short story 007, which takes place in New York, James Bond had a martini lunch at 21 Club. Join the ranks of Bond as well as countless TV and advertising executives for rounds of martinis in a classic setting with a contemporary vibe. Reservations, that is if you can get them, are a must.