Food & Drink

Fancy dinners & customizable Manhattans in Midtown

You might need to make amendments to your belt after the introduction of Article 14, a slick den whose piano-bar appeal includes leathery booths, a wood bar with a specialty Manhattan station, and hand-painted portraits of heavy-hitting lawyers with nearby offices and zero objections to the inventive menu

Get to lunching with herb-roasted tomato bisque & a swanked-out grilled cheese w/ fontina, chèvre, gruyère & 2yr-old cheddar; blackened grouper cheek tacos w/ mango jicama slaw; or a gem lettuce salad w/ parmigiano-reggiano & crisped white anchovies called The Emperor, which is probably what you should stick to if you plan on parading around the streets naked. Unlike upstairs cousin Olmsted, A14 has dinner, which includes angel hair pasta w/ butter-poached lobster, caramelized shallots, crème fraîche & caviar, Colorado lamb racks w/ pimento potato puree, and New Bedford scallops w/ grilled corn pudding, crisp potatoes & bacon shallot jam, which's what Meat Loaf usually warms up with before shows

Hit that "Manhattan Assembly" bar to customize one with your choice of seven vermouths, 14 spirits (e.g., Pendleton 1910 12yr Rye), and bitters in flavors from chocolate to Memphis BBQ from Bitter End, something that's also found at most other places featuring lawyers.