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The Tiger in The Artists

New York City Maybe at the forefront of everything hip, new and fashionable, but it also offers plenty of places that pay homage to the past. After all, Delmonico’s, one of the first restaurants in the country, opened in central New York in the late 19th century. From there, you have luxurious downtown institutions such as the Forbes Four Star Tour Guide Plaza Hotel And five stars St. Regis New York Which promoted glory and good times for decades. But the atmosphere of nostalgia hovering over the city is not limited to these ancient institutions. Here are three more great places to take you to another date.

Club 21

Although the speakeasy from this old school has remained almost the same since its inception during the Prohibition era, it has some new changes that will make guests from the 30s get upset at their graves. First, anyone can come in now, as long as men are wearing jackets and no one is wearing sneakers. Second, back in 2011, 21 added a concept downstairs, called Bar 21. And although it matches the original design, Bar 21 allows you to indulge in perfect blood and sand (pork rye whistle, orange juice, vermouth and herring cherries) or else treated to a signature in a no environment More officially. Whether you decide to have a great experience upstairs or just linger in Bar 21 or in the legendary bar room, be sure to wander around the space, soak up some New York history and maybe, take advantage of the energy of Ernest Hemingway, Lauren Bocall and other celebrities who used to visit.

Golden Cadillac

Golden Cadillac

Golden Cadillac

The era of Saturday night fever Landed at a bar and restaurant that had just opened in the East Village. “The 1970s in New York were known as one of the most exciting and enjoyable times to live in,” says James Ton, co-owner of Golden Cadillac. “We decided to focus on a time period that had not been done before, and more importantly, we wanted to have fun with it.” With this ideology in mind, they filled the Jockbox with vintage tunes and filled the menus with 70s classics like cheese fondue, gel-o molds, the Harvey Wallbanger (galliano, vodka and light orange juice) and the hot butter nipple ( cocoa). Jameson and infused with butter, demerara sugar and whipped cream). The design also speaks to the period of time; Low-beam neon lights, vinyl chambers and a retro bar may even inspire you to wear a trouser suit and give the impression of John Travolta.

The tiger in artists

Located in the historic building of the Hotel de Artist on the Upper West Side, this southern Italian restaurant serves not only a vintage European meal, but also a roaring 20s atmosphere at the same time. The first part to feature this period is the iconic murals painted by Howard Chandler Christie, which, in 2010, were renovated by owners Gianfranco and Paula Sorrentino. The famous photos depict nymphs frolicking naked across watercolor landscapes of dull blues, greens and yellows. The work may not evoke images of the early 1900s at first glance, but it certainly speaks to the playfulness of the period. The service also mimics great dining experiences that may have been great guests of yesteryear. As for food, he tends his hat more to mid-1800s Italy than the big apple of the 1920s. With dishes like braided artichoke ravioli with borate sauce and marjoram tomatoes, Milan veal and traditional meats and cheeses, Chef Vito Gnazzo helps move you to another delicious place and time.

Photos courtesy of The Leopard at des Artistes and Daniel Krieger


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