When it comes to the hustle and bustle of Midtown, New York, one of the best places to find a reprieve from the chaos is ARORA – L’art Du Cocktail. It offers a unique atmosphere that combines the sophistication of a high-end cocktail bar with the relaxed atmosphere of a neighborhood watering hole.
It is a great place to meet colleagues or to have a first date. The drinks and food are not cheap, but in line with other high end establishments. The service is impeccable, the drinks are well executed and the food is surprisingly tasty.
Notable items your humble correspondent has enjoyed include Caviar Deviled Eggs and Honey Whipped Ricotta. Surprisingly, it is never crowded though you can make a reservation if you want complete assurance. While there is a piano room in back that is open, there is rarely a piano player.
It is effectively one bar with 2 rooms so if you do make a reservation don’t give second thought to where.