Party Earth Review An elegant addition to restaurateur Daniel Boulud’s impressive New York credits, Bar Pleiades and its luxurious Chanel-inspired design attracts an affluent but casual local clientele looking for great conversation and... ... read full review
The Surrey Hotel, 20 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021
6: 77th Street-Lexington Avenue
Upper East Side, New York –
An elegant addition to restaurateur Daniel Boulud’s impressive New York credits, Bar Pleiades and its luxurious Chanel-inspired design attracts an affluent but casual local clientele looking for great conversation and exquisite cocktails.
Situated in the lobby of the swanky Surrey Hotel, the bar boasts a striking black-and-white art deco décor with plenty of comfy upholstered chairs and leather banquettes to accommodate the upscale local business people and posh hotel guests stopping in for early evening drinks.
A couple of cozy semi-enclosed rooms with tufted walls, club chairs, and plush banquettes offer a more intimate space for groups, while those dropping by for a quick drink before heading home can hang out at the sleek bar to watch the mixologists whip up selections from the rotating menu of seasonal cocktails.
A low but constant buzz of conversation mixes with the ambient music to create a warm and laid-back atmosphere conducive to romantic dates or just a mellow night with friends over some delectable plates of charcuterie and croquettes from Café Boulud.
Surprisingly inviting and unpretentious, Bar Pleiades has become a popular destination for stylish but dressed-down Upper East Siders who appreciate the venue’s 30s-style elegance and soothing vibe.
After enjoying a Wonky Moskin – that’s gin, lemon juice, and maraschino cherries – see if you can sneak up to the rooftop deck, which is for hotel guests only. If you manage to get up there, look at the stars – Pleiades is named after one of the prettiest constellations in the sky.
Wealthy Upper East Side locals, business people, and chic hotel guests, 30s to 50s.
French menu includes small plates of oysters, charcuterie, and croquettes.
Small plates $9+. Beer $8+, wine $11, cocktails $14.
Casual to business attire: jeans, button-downs, nice tops, suits.
Friday and Saturday nights for the busiest scene, or Sundays through Wednesdays for a quiet, classy evening.
Café Boulud (20 East 76th Street) across the lobby is great for a pre- or post-drinks meal.