Lunch at The Bar Room

Lunch at The Bar Room

(Courtesy The Bar Room)

Last week I had lunch at The Bar Room, a fairly recent addition to the Upper East Side/Midtown area with a historic feel. Though the restaurant has only been open since June 2013, it features a century-old bar from Harvey’s Chelsea that gives it a more classic look. Also adding to the ambiance are mirrors lining the walls, a skylight in the main dining area and a hand-painted mural across the ceiling featuring peacocks, owls and other birds.

The restaurant offers an extensive whiskey selection as well as unique cocktails crafted by their new bartender of Brooklyn’s Extra Fancy. One of their more popular creations is the Ange Antonia, a light summer-worthy drink that includes mint, cucumber, lime juice and gin. The Bar Room’s fall cocktail menu was unveiled this week and features drinks comprised of more weather-appropriate spirits like rye whiskey and apple brandy.

(Courtesy The Bar Room)

Both the lunch and dinner menus feature a selection of small and large dishes, as well as sharable appetizers like cheese and charcuterie plates, oysters and deviled eggs. For lunch, I tried a kale salad, which is also available for dinner. Dotted with hearty chunks of sweet potato that gave it an autumnal color, it was more filling and flavorful than a typical salad. Next, I enjoyed a grilled cheese sandwich with cheddar, gruyere and goat cheese on buttery brioche bread with a small side of tomato soup. The creamy goat cheese paired with the brioche made for a soft, pillow-y  texture.

For more information, visit thebarroomnyc.com.

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