Smith & Mills
“Occupying a former carriage house just across from our hotel is one of the coziest, most interesting and hippest restaurant/bars in NYC. We couldn’t top Urban Daddy’s spot-on description: “Inside the non-marked spot, you’ll find a diminutive den of working-class touches: male staffers in basic blue workman’s jackets, ladies in factory dresses (so unsexy they’re sexy) and shelves lined with antique dishes, cans and mason jars. Meanwhile, low-lit Edison bulbs create a moody, amber vibe you can soak up from one of the faded lime banquettes as you sip vintage cocktails (Old Fashioneds, Sazeracs, Negronis). In the bathroom—a onetime elevator shaft—you’ll use a train car sink that empties manually (it’ll be just like that summer you spent in Dresden).
Juxtaposing the place’s blue-collar Euro motif, you’ll probably be pressed up to your neighbor to the sound of Billie Holiday and Django Reinhardt, and dine till 3 a.m. on charcuterie, oysters on the half shell and American caviar.” (Urban Daddy)”