Like it says on the tin, it is indeed tiny. At least, it feels tiny, but you’d be surprised how many people they can squeeze into this 19th Century townhouse, and still make them happy.
The look is suitably old world to fit the landmark building: two-tone wallpaper, original tin ceilings, salvaged wood paneling and antique signage on the walls (it’s owned by three antique-collecting siblings). With a brilliant restaurant downstairs, it’s easy to get distracted by the tasty modern American food. Don’t. On the second floor, the Bar Upstairs is where we like to station ourselves. The handful of tables fill up fast, as do the stools at the pressed copper and marble bar.
The atmosphere is warm and cosy, and the crowd are cooler than most Tribeca spots. The cocktails are strong, classic and delicious; their top shelf bottles are well chosen; and they’ve got a few nice craft beers. In short, this is our Tribeca hang out of choice, at least off peak when there’s space at the bar.