Flora Bar

Visit Flora bar in NYC, attached to the Met Breuer, we loved the modern design and the lights - see more on TheTasteSF
Order the Tuxedo No 2 cocktail at flora bar in NYC, attached to the Met Breuer, see more on TheTasteSF

 

We’re thrilled that our photography was featured in Esquire magazine’s November 2017 issue, and several of our top picks for New York were also included in their Best New Restaurants in America 2017. Flora Bar is one of them. To put it simply, we’re obsessed with this modern, eclectic Upper East Side spot, and we cannot wait to go back again.

Flora Bar is located in the lower level of the Met Breuer, and the decor is mid-century modern perfection. Our house isn’t particularly modern, but we wanted almost everything in the place, from the leather barstools to the sliver spherical cocktail garnish containers on the bar. Tall, sleek shelves showcase wines and spirits, and the entire place feels like you walked into a scene from Mad Men (sans the smoking and dark ending).

 

Try the bloody mary cocktail at flora bar in NYC, attached to the Met Breuer, see more on TheTasteSF
Order oysters with Szechuan mignonette at Flora bar in New York City, the oysters of the day were Sea Cows from Hama Hama Oyster company, attached to the Met Breuer, see more on TheTasteSF
One of the best new restaurants by Esquire magazine for 2017, go to flora bar in New York City (NYC), attached to the Met Breuer, see more on TheTasteSF

 

We wanted to try their signature cocktails, specifically the Tuxedo No. 2, which was recommended in the Esquire article, so we started with that and their play on a Bloody Mary. The Tuxedo No. 2 is cocktail perfection, and fortunately it didn’t take us long to track down a vintage recipe and refine our own version (get our recipe here).

 

We recommend one of the best new restaurants in New York City, try the lobster and crab dumplings in yuzu broth, and the halibut with beets and sake sabayon at flora bar in New York City, attached to the Met Breuer, see more on TheTasteSF
The wine selection and bar at flora bar in NYC, attached to the Met Breuer, see more on TheTasteSF

You can find small dishes, wine, and cocktail at flora bar in NYC, attached to the Met Breuer, see more on TheTasteSF
We loved the lobster and crab dumplings in yuzu broth, and the halibut with beets and sake sabayon at flora bar in New York City, attached to the Met Breuer, see more on TheTasteSF
Visit Flora Bar in New York City, attached to the Met Breuer, see more on TheTasteSF.com

 

We ordered a half dozen oysters, not because we wanted oysters, but because the oyster selections that day were Sea Cows from Hama Hama Oyster company. We rarely see these on restaurant menus, so we make a point to order them whenever we do find them. Their Szechuan mignonette was amazing. We typically don’t go for mignonette, but the Flora Bar version was unusual and actually complemented the flavor oysters rather than covering it up.

The entrees are just as good. We ordered the lobster and crab dumplings in Yuzu broth, and the halibut with beets and sake sabayon. Both were as beautiful as they were tasty, and left us craving more.

Until next time Flora Bar…

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