Kola House

Kola House


The interior of Kola House (Courtesy Kola House)

Kola House is the American restaurant located in a prime location where the Meatpacking District and Chelsea border. Still newish to the area—the stylish spot opened in September 2016—Kola House serves inventive eats and curated cocktails inspired by and infused with its namesake, the kola nut.

If kola nut reminds you of the word “cola,” you’re on the right track. This caffeine-rich nut from Africa is used as flavoring in soft drinks. (And, perhaps not so ironically, Kola House is owned by PepsiCo—the parent company of Pepsi).

The popular soda is not the main attraction at Kola House, though—the food, cocktails and entertainment are. In addition to the thoughtful menu, the venue hosts live music and other cultural events. It’s fitting that rock icon Lenny Kravitz’s design firm, Kravitz Design Inc., created the hospitality venue’s look. Executive Chef Jon Feshan uses fresh ingredients, locally sourced when possible, for a menu that includes whole wheat pizzas like the critically acclaimed (and current NYC Foodie "must have" food item of the year) the irresistible avocado pizza, whole branzino, and chicken for two (chicken prepared two ways—roasted and fried—with potatoes two ways and pickled vegetables).

The cocktail list, created by Bartender's Guild President and Master Mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer, contains a list of drinks with famous song lyric phrase names including “Cross-Fire Hurricane” (Aperol, lime, pomegranate and bubbles) and “Hot Sauce in My Bag” (Milagro tequila, poblano chile, lemon, apricot and optional Tabasco sauce).

Hours of operation Monday, 5:30-10:30 pm, Friday & Saturday, 5:30 pm-12 midnight. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, check website for concerts, live music performances and other events. Reservations are suggested and can be made by emailing hello@kolahouse.com, calling 646.869.873 or clicking here https://www.opentable.com/r/kola-house-reservations-new-york?restref=333133



>> Kola House is located at 408 W. 15th St., btw Ninth & 10th aves.

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