With the recent debut of Bar Blondeau, the team behind the much-lauded Williamsburg brasserie, Le Crocodile, have opened their second must-try culinary destination within the Wythe Hotel. Located on the sixth floor (with killer skyline views), chefs Aidan O’Neal and Jake Leiber have again teamed up with restaurateur Jon Neidich for this French-inspired bar with the cocktail program lead by bar manager Sörine Anderson (Nitecap, Death & Co). Sip on a signature drink based on a classic with its own spin like the Martini Blond (Amalfi Coast gin, cucumber botanical vodka, amber vermouth, lemon oil) along with frozen drinks, zero proof cocktails, beers, and a natural wine list curated by beverage director and sommelier, Rafa García Febles. When it comes to sustenance, expect all of your French favorites like leeks with miso and pine nuts; mussel toast; and salmon rillettes with creme fraiche.
80 Wythe Avenue
Bar Blondeau is the newest effort from the team behind Le Crocodile, both of which are located in the hip Wythe Hotel. Think small-production natural wines paired with light, seafood-focused plates like garlicky mussel toast with tomato, and a basil-accented lobster salad. Nitecap alum Sörine Anderson designed the cocktail list, and it’s not a bad idea to grab a bar seat and try her Pan Am (rosé, tequila blanco, lemon oil, Aperol and lava salt) and gaze out for some killer East River views.