We at Yelp New York don't normally encourage loan-sharking, extorting, pimpin' or illegal liquor distribution, but on Saturday night our private affair at East Side Social Club was anything but on the table. Elite mobsters and their molls, snuck through the dark entryway on 51st Street and into the deviant den where the booze and food flowed freely.
The bartenders time traveled to the roaring twenties, brewing seriously scandalous Bootlegger Vodka cocktails. Whether you were sipping on a Thistle, a Patsy or a Moscow Mule, one thing was clear: temperance is overrated.
Opened by Billy Gilroy, Executive Chef Nicholas Dipaolo's menu combines hearty dishes inspired by Italian flavors and ingredients with bistro fare. Staff served out generous helpings of steak and tuna tartar, mozzarella en carrozza, miniature meatballs, crisp zucchini, smoked salmon mousse on pumpernickel toast and olive tapenade topped with goat cheese. Zoot!
And that's not all folks: don't be a wet blanket, be sure to get on the list for the upcoming Yelp Snow Ball at the Armory on December 9th!
Jane K and Yelp NYC