Drinks plus dinner

Published on July 15th, 2012 | by Dipsology



You might not have thought of wd~50 – Wylie Dufresne’s molecular gastronomy restaurant – for the drinks.  But you should.  Bar manager Kevin Denton whips up fun twists on the classics and a number of quirky inventions, bringing the same whimsy, experimentation and creativity found in the kitchen to the bar.  You can go all out and eat at a table (make a reservation!), or walk in and grab one of the ten or so seats at the bar.

Who: Date to impress, a good friend, or a fabulous solo dining option

What: Clouds Over San Juan – Aerated Piña Colada.  It consists of dehydrated coconut milk, Flor de Caña rum, pineapple juice and xanthan gum, all of which is then force-carbonated with the CO2 tank behind the bar (natch).  It’s kind of like a pineapple coconut cloud of deliciousness.

When: Before or after dinner, just about any night of the week.  Or for dinner, see pro tip below.

Pro tip: Order any two courses off the tasting menu for $25 to go along with your libation.

Good for: Romantic date – Going solo – Splurge – Where to go when other people are paying

Reservations: Restaurant – Recommended, Bar – Not accepted
Max Group Size: N/A, but bar seats ~10 max
Food: Full Kitchen   |   Wine: Yes   |   Beer: Yes




50 Clinton Street
between Stanton and Rivington
Lower East Side




Daily from 6pm-11:30
Kitchen closes at 10pm


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