Raines Law Room

Chelsea
Cocktail Bar

One of New York’s best date spots, this hidden bar in Chelsea is the first by Yves Jadot, Alberto Benenati, and Meaghan Dorman, who also run Raines Law Room at the William, Dear Irving, and the Bennett. Inspired by Victorian parlors, the intimate lounge features plush velvet sofas arranged in semi-private nooks and wallpaper whose risqué pattern reveals itself only upon close inspection. Stick to the well-organized menu or go bartender’s choice—Dorman and her colleagues are experts.

Raines Law Room
48 W. 17th St.New York, NY United States

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