Luxury Cocktail Experience at The Aviary
On the 35th floor of the Mandarin Hotel, you are able to take in the majestic views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. What is even more rewarding is the space you are able to view it from while sipping on a cocktail created by a mixologist that are valued just as highly as chefs. Welcome to The Aviary, where the crafted cocktails are just as upscale and modern as the hotel it resides in and takes the center stage in this experience. This concept was created by Chef Grant Achatz, and their first location opened in Chicago in 2011. With much success in the Windy City, they decided to bless New York City in 2017 with an unforgettable cocktail experience where there is not a bad seat in the house. Although there is no bar available to watch the mixologist create their spirit masterpieces, the magic is brought to your table.
Reservations are highly encouraged to partake in this cocktail experience and can be made only online on their website. I am a gin girl to the end, so I ordered The Aviaryation which is their spin on the classic cocktail call Aviation but utilizes Creme de Violette and Empress 1908 micro-distilled gin. My second cocktail of choice was Searching for the Emerald Seas, and this cocktail is served in a beautiful round glass container that includes gin, elderflower, pine, celery. This cocktail is one that continues to get better over time with each pour as all the ingredients begin to mingle while sitting in the glass container.
The Aviary is perfect for date night, celebration, or a quiet evening amongst friends. Get your Sex and The City on and check out this memorable cocktail bar.
Tip: Check out the speakeasy, The Office, located on the same floor that also takes reservations as well.
80 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023