Bar & Lounge

Experience The Bar & Lounge at DANIEL, another side of Chef Daniel Boulud’s renowned Upper East Side flagship, where classic European cocktailing takes place behind a sleek bar of Brazilian blue marble. Bartenders in bow ties and white smoking jackets offer the same, attentive service that the dining destination is known for, and cocktail creations align with the kitchen’s culinary philosophy: seasonally rooted, globally inspired, expertly executed.

A list of 10 original cocktails, each featuring its own spirit, utilize a diversity of produce and rare ingredients from around the world, appealing to international tastes of DANIEL’s clientele. The Madagascar-inspired Cruel de Vil combines vanilla bean-infused mezcal with crème de menthe for a cocktail with a smoky, minty finish, while the French and Portuguese inflected King Louie combines Louis Royer Cognac with Rainwater Madeira. The quenching Golden Girl showcases the sweet, grassy, floral, and absolutely inviting qualities of Avua Prata Cachaça, a Brazilian artisan spirit made from freshly pressed sugarcane. Our famous White Cosmo is a sultry and modern twist on the classic Cosmopolitan, with a fragrant splash of St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur and white cranberry juice, poured over an orchid suspended within a sphere of ice. The skilled bar team is equally adept in creating cocktails à la minute, suited to each guest’s individual tastes; or speaking to the long list of spirits and wines by the glass.

Located just beyond DANIEL’s iconic revolving brass door, The Bar & Lounge is a perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink, cheese course, dessert, night cap, or full dining experience. The Upper Lounge is an intimate, wood-paneled space with comfortable sofas, low-slung chairs, soft lighting and a relaxed, elegant ambiance; à la carte and tasting menus are served in the Upper Lounge. Down just a few steps find the Bar & Lower Lounge, where the action happens, alongside the sounds of smooth jazz and a subtle sizzle. Join the ranks of neighborhood Upper East Siders in-the-know who have made the Bar & Lounge at DANIEL their local spot to rendez-vous.