- In my mind M&H NY has always been my favourite bar in the world, but until now I had only visited once before and as such it is difficult to rate it so highly without further evidence.
This place is even more secretive than the London Milk and Honey. It’s on a totally non descript street with barely any other points of interest and if you did not know what you were looking for you would have no hope of chancing upon it.
Just as in London there is a blank door on which you have to knock before it magically opens and you are beckoned in through some heavy curtains.
Once inside you could imagine yourself transported to just about any era from the 1920s onwards. The narrow room is lit by candle and the music so subtle that until we settled into out surroundings we could not tell if it was playing.
There are several things to love about this place, from the amazing drinks, friendly service to the intimate atmosphere.
All the drinks are made with freshly squeezed juices and premium spirits. They will make you just about anything so don’t waste your time with mojitos etc, just tell them what flavours you like and they will do the rest.
The only downside is that the place is small and without a reservation you have very little chance of getting a table (no standing room). However it really is the kind of place you know you want to go to in advance, either to impress a date or to enjoy drinks with friends without having to shout above the DJ.
For reservations click here. I believe the maximum number of people in any one party is 5, and there are only around 10 tables but you can stay as long as you like.
The drinks are by no means cheap at $16 each, but they pack a punch and considering the benefits of the place very worthwhile.
Special thanks to Miranda who first brought me and Nicky here many years ago, it really was as good as I remembered.