Best Manhattan

The Coterie Room

Of the restaurants in Brian McCracken and Dana Tough's high-concept troika, The Coterie Room probably gets the least amount of press for its drinks (which mostly speaks to the superlative cocktailing at Tavern Law and Spur Gastropub). But the bar at the partners' newest Belltown venture can go sigh-to-sigh with The Coterie Room's comfort food–producing kitchen, acing classics such as a beautifully balanced rye Manhattan, judiciously stirred into elegance. HANNA RASKIN 2137 Second Ave., 956-8000, thecoterieroom.com

 
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