Brandy Library

This burnished boite is a literal library of dark spirits, bottles of which line shelves along the walls. Settle back into a clubby leather chair to scope the drink menu, a veritable card catalogue of spirits with an emphasis on rare and hard-to-find pours. Novices can train palates with a tasting flight ($35 to $88), which includes a mystery tipple, plus the chance to create your own blend. Sophisticated hors d’ouevres (mac & foie, rack of lamb) are in keeping with the classy vibe.

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