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Posts Tagged ‘Drinkable’

  1. Harper’s Restaurant & Bar

    September 11, 2012 by admin

    Date:  September 8th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Harper’s Restaurant & Bar

    Location:  92 Main Street  Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark or recommended Bourbon

    Price:  $12

    Comments:  Waitress recommended another type Bourbon, they were out, so she substituted it with Woodford Reserve.  No fruit other that the orange twist, light bitters, and a good amount of ice.  A proper sized glass, but in the end more like a bourbon on the rocks with a twist.  Ordered a Sazerac with Old Overholt next, perfectly executed and erased the memory of the Old Fashioned.  Good price, great food and service.


  2. Park Avenue Tavern

    July 23, 2012 by admin

    Date:  July 17th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Park Avenue Tavern

    Location:  99 Park Avenue  New York, NY 10016

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price: 

    Comments:  A good balance of bourbon, bitters, and muddled orange.  But too much ice eventually watered down the drink.


  3. Living Room Bar and Terrace

    June 30, 2012 by admin

    Date:  June 27th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  The Living Room Bar and Terrace at the W Hotel Downtown

    Location:  123 Washington Street  New York, 10006

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $15

    Comments:  A strong pour of bourbon on the rocks would have yielded similar results, but this place has quite a view inside and out.


  4. The Beehive Restaurant

    June 30, 2012 by admin

    Date:  June 21st, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  The Beehive Restaurant

    Location:  30 Old Route 22  Armonk, NY 10504

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $10

    Comments:  The first bartender left after I placed the order, not sure if there was some confusion or the end of a shift.  I placed the order again with the second bartender.  He told me its not an Old Fashioned if it doesn’t have a cherry.  His interpretation was shaken, mostly ice, and served with a straw.  This is a perfect example of why this drink can’t be ordered just anywhere.  The bartender was competent and I am sure well-trained.  But, I bet he has never actually tasted this drink.  It stands in sharp contrast to Gramercy Tavern, Mas Farmhouse, or Little Branch where you taste something special.  Best to stick to beers here.


  5. Bobby Van’s Steakhouse

    April 22, 2012 by admin

    Date:  April 19th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Bobby Van’s Steakhouse

    Location:  25 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price: 

    Comments:  Small glass, very heavy on the bourbon, and well-muddled


  6. entre nous

    April 22, 2012 by admin

    Date:  April 15th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  entre nous

    Location:  123 US Highway 1 North Palm Beach FL 33408

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $11

    Comments:  Served in a giant brandy glass with lots of  ice and no bitters.  Two large fresh orange slices, but not muddled.  Good food, but switched to a nice red wine for the meal.


  7. Le Jardin du Roi

    March 26, 2012 by admin

    Date:  March 24th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Le Jardin du Roi

    Location:  95 King Street, Chappaqua, NY

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $12

    Comments:  Small glass and heavy on the bourbon, waited for the sugar on the bottom to dissolve, orange and bitters slightly off — great food and wine, but will have try another Old Fashioned

     


  8. Shutters on the Beach

    March 22, 2012 by admin

    Date:  March 20th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Shutters on the Beach

    Location:  1 Pico Boulevard  Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $14

    Comments:  Large glass with heavy bourbon and fruit; absent or minimal bitters — but you can’t beat the view at sunset


  9. Arrosto Restaurant

    February 5, 2012 by admin

    Date:  February 5, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Arrosto Restaurant

    Location:  25 South Regent Street  Port Chester, NY 10573

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price: 

    Comments:  Strong Bourbon and sweetness, light on fruit and bitters, and good glass with the right amount of ice.  Mixed, not shaken. Second was better than the first, but that is always the case. 


  10. PJ Clarke’s on the Hudson

    January 26, 2012 by admin

    Date:  January 25, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  PJ Clarke’s on the Hudson

    Location:  Four World Trade Center, New York, NY 10281

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $15

    Comments:  Fruity, sweet, light on the Bourbon, carefully mixed, small glass, and lots of ice.