The Raines Law Room at The William


Feeling romantic in NYC? Make like BarChick and turn to the Bard. No, we don’t mean reciting Romeo & Juliet quotes. We mean making for The Shakespeare at The William hotel. Hidden behind this English restaurant is a speakeasy spot made for serious seduction.

If you recognise The Raines Law Room, maybe you’ve hit up the swanky Chelsea venue of the same name. This boutique-hotel location has the same killer Prohibition-era cocktails and slick service. No wonder it’s pretty iconic. With all those cosy candlelit nooks you can’t fail to feel a little loved up.

We kicked back with a classic martini - the plush space and rich fabrics almost demanded it. Don’t want to release your date of that amorous embrace? You don’t even have to leave them to go to the bar. Servers can be called over just by pressing a call button at your table. All the more time to practise the art of seduction.

By Hannah Grace Lodge


24 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016, USA


Monday 00:00 - 02:00, 17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday 17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 01:00
Thursday 17:00 - 02:00
Friday 17:00 - 02:00
Saturday 18:00 - 00:00
Sunday closed



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