Ellington Bar & Kitchen, named, of course, for the Duke himself. Glenda Sansone runs Slane in Greenwich Village; she's partnered with Andrew Breslin (The Red Lion, Arctica Bar) on the bar and restaurant. The menu from chef Lester Almanzar (a former chef-de-partie at Dovetail) features a few different burgers and flatbreads, plus a wide salad selection.The Upper Upper West Side gets a jazzy new watering hole this weekend in the form of the
Allen Katz of Brooklyn's New York Distilling Company designed the cocktail menu, which pays homage to Ellington's oeuvre with drinks like “A Slow Ride On The A Train” (Knob Creek Bourbon, Elderflower Liqueur, Fresh Fuji Apple Juice, Fresh Lime Juice); “A Sophisticated Lady” (Perry’s Tot – Navy Strength Gin, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Cinnamon Syrup); and “A Prelude To A Kiss” (Absolut Citron, Combier Cherry Liqueur, Cinzano Extra Dry Vermouth), served from 11 AM to 4 PM aily. And husband-wife design team Benjamin and Erin Kay of Adorn Designs created a shabby chic vibe for the brick-walled space, with walls reminiscent of a whitewashed barn, as you can see here. Scope the food menu here.
The Details: 936 Amsterdam Avenue, 212-222-4050