We recently had the pleasure of going to the Flatiron Room in the neighborhood of NoMad. The Flatiron Room is only a block away from the iconic Flatiron building and Madison Square Park. Upon entering visitors enter an entryway where they can deposit their coats at the coat room check-in and then are escorted to their tables. The bar is dimly lit, with small tables and cushioned benches encouraging intimacy. The only bright lights are positioned within cabinets highlighting the many different kinds of alcohol offered at the Flatiron Room, which has quite an extensive list considering they boast that they have the widest selection of whiskey in New York City. They also have a food menu with artisanal cuisine. There is a surprising amount of seating in the bar, including semi-private rooms, cozy booths, and tables, many of which are positioned around a stage in the bar.
We visited on a Thursday evening, so it was not very crowded, allowing us to enjoy an evening of relaxed conversation and music. It took us some time to make our way through the drink menu, which is more of a binder than a menu, but we finally settled on some cocktails. Whiskey aficionados will particularly enjoy the Flatiron Room, as there are no shortage of drink options from around the world. Our cocktails were excellent, and we enjoyed them as we listened to some live jazz music that was the perfect amount of enjoyable background noise as we talked. After a bit of time, a singer joined the band, belting out Sinatra-esque tunes in the most Sinatra-esque voice you could imagine without it being Sinatra himself. We hadn’t expected music while we were there, but were shocked at the quality and enjoyed ourselves very much. It didn’t take much to imagine that we were sitting in a New York bar in the 1950s, rather than in the present. The Flatiron Room is one of our favorite spots for a drink in New York, and we can’t recommend a visit highly enough.