Miss Lily’s is the brainchild of Paul Salmon of Rockhouse Hotel fame and Serge Becker, the man behind the launch of La Esquina in NYC and La Bodega Negra in London’s Soho. Miss Lily’s is a buzzing Jamaican outpost on West Houston, where the décor, the music, the food and the cocktails combine with an upbeat crowd and stunning staff to bring a whole lotta Caribbean to downtown New York. They’ve even got their own radio station, Radio Lily, broadcasting Jamaican music every day… big up DJ Gravy on Thursdays.
The cocktails get their names from Caribbean music and dialect: if you like Tifa’s rendition of Champion Bubbler (which means a woman who can move her butt in a way that will turn on any man) you’ll surely love their cocktail named accordingly with Lillet, Champagne, raspberries and fresh lemon juice. We like the Tempted to Touch made from plum wine, sake and shiso leaf and the Roots & Culture with sherry, fresh ginger, fresh lime and soda.
Soak them up with bushman bowls (stew peas, ackee, mushroom, sweet potato), goat curry and jerk chicken and oxtail stew, all delicious and hit the spot perfectly.
If you’re on a health drive you can always head next door to their juice bar, Melvin’s Juice Box, for a health kick - the Usain Bolt Immune Booster will sort you right out (and quickly).
There’s plenty going on at Miss Lily’s and you wanna piece of it. Trust.