The live tarot card reader sitting at the front entrance of this West Village hot spot isn’t purely coincidental—she’s part of the gig. Decked out like a prohibition-era hideout, the slim bar and Deco-style furnishings bespeak of secrets, inventive concoctions, beautiful people, and stories to be told over and over again.
Late weekday hours make the joint a popular night destination, but the real crowd filters in for weekend dinners. Choose from rich appetizers like crispy sweetbreads with red grapes and mustard to Italian-influenced entrées like house-made orecchiette with arugula and shaved parmesan. After dinner, saunter over to the bar and chat up the bartender as he whips up something from the impressive list of unique cocktails, like the Roselle, a tanqueray 10 gin muddled with hibiscus cordial—a favorite for first-timers and the regular cougars that prowl the bar.