Okay, so now that we’ve had a look inside Tribeca’s new “bespoke cocktails” spot (opening Friday, they’re now saying), let’s take a look at the operating plan. There’s a lot to digest here. First off, check out the list of house rules — some of them are straight out of Milk & Honey’s playbook (“don’t be creepy”!), but then there are the ones like “if you are only drinking water, please do not take a bar stool.” Clearly the former Odeon, Macao, and Grace barkeeps are amped to finally be in charge of things. Drinks are $12, but the “bespoke cocktails” may cost a little more — below, you’ll find a list of “flavor profiles” that you can use to convey your preferences. Note that if you inspire something worth adding to the bar’s repertoire, you get to name it. Of course, the food menu also follows.
1. RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS & OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
We love Tribeca and the people who live here. Chances are, if they are not here, they are sleeping somewhere above you. Please keep your voices down and don’t litter our neighborhood.
2. DON’T BE CREEPY
Gentlemen, if a lady does not appreciate your conversation, she will let you know. If she is not comfortable doing so, or if you do not receive the message, we will let you know. It is highly recommended that you respect our say in this matter.
3. PLEASE MIND YOUR MANNERS
The staff and your fellow patrons are only obligated to be as nice to you as you are to them. Let’s all be nice and get along.
4. YOU ARE NOT JUST BUYING DRINKS; YOU ARE LEASING REAL-ESTATE
If you are only drinking water, please do not take a bar stool. If you are done drinking or eating, and if other guests would like the same experience you have enjoyed, we will respectfully offer you your tab.
5. DON’T BE AFRAID TO ENGAGE YOUR NEIGHBOR
We have seen countless business deals, dates, weddings, friendships, and engaging conversations at our bars. Our job is to facilitate this, which we will do as much as business allows. Feel free to participate. (Caveat: See Rule #2)
6. IF YOU ARE PAYING BY CREDIT CARD
Please, if you plan to stay for more than one round, start a tab with us. Processing cards takes valuable time that is better spent making cocktails for your fellow patrons.
7. WHEN YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR LIMIT
Do the honorable thing and cut yourself off. This saves all of us the embarrassment of having to do it for you. You will thank us in the morning, and rest assured that we look forward to serving you another day.
8. “THIS ONE IS ON ME!”
On occasion, we may feel compelled to offer you a drink on the house. This is a gift from us to you. Like any gift, we reserve this for special occasions. Also like any gift, your odds of receiving it rise exponentially if you don’t ask for it.
9. FELLOW TRAVELERS
If you are in the service industry, please introduce yourself.
10. PATIENCE PLEASE
When we are busy, please remember that everyone else would like to be served just as badly as you do. Rest assured that we know who has been waiting and for how long. Everyone will get their turn.
Ward 3 – Maker’s Mark, fresh strawberries, lime, egg white, Peychaud’s bitters, nutmeg
Abe Stark – gin, maraschino liqueur, grapefruit juice, raspberries, allspice
Pimienta Blanca – silver tequila, fresh lemon, superfine sugar, crushed white peppercorns, lemon basil
Moroccan Martini – Stoli Oranj, muddled mint, fresh lime, and orange juices
Baby Eveline – Charbay vodka, fresh lemon, muddled strawberries, Peychaud’s bitters, champagne
Sweet – blended scotch, Dolin sweet vermouth, fresh lemon, honey water, egg white
Angel Gabriel – Plymouth gin, fresh lime juice, muddle cucumber, basil
The Singer – rye whiskey, peach puree, orange bitters, fresh lemon, honey water
Tortuga – Gosling’s rum, pickled ginger, muddled lemon, lime, orange, cinnamon
In addition to our Ward III Cocktail Menu, we are pleased to offer you an experience geared specifically to your individual taste. If you would like a custom cocktail, please indicate so to the bartender, who will take the time to get to know your tastes and create something just for you. The best cocktails created in this fashion will be named by the drinker, and entered into the permanent archive. To get you started, peruse the following list of flavor-profiles. This will give us an idea of what you normally prefer, and will assist us in creating your bespoke experience.
Spirit - vodka, gin, rum, tequila, scotch, bourbon, brandy
Texture - clean, crisp, refreshing, strong, smooth, easy, full, creamy, effervescent
Spice - mint, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, basil, cardamom, ginger, garlic, cilantro, clove, rosemary, anise
Flavor - sweet, sour, bitter, spicy, hot, savory, fruit-forward, spirit-forward
Fruit - lime, lemon, orange, strawberry, raspberry, grape, melon, peach
Baked Rosemary Potato Chips - served with house-made catsup - $4
Devilish Eggs - farm fresh eggs with creamy herb centers - $7
Ploughman - assorted cured meats and/or cheeses served with olives and bread - $15
Boxty With Two Dips - traditional Irish potato griddle cakes served with an Irish whiskey sauce and a blue cheese dip- $11
Bacon Wrapped Dates - Applewood smoked bacon wrapped and crisped around soft dates - $7
White Bean And Garlic Dip - white beans, rosemary, garlic and lemon served with toasted bread - $8
Soup - An ever-changing hand crafted special. Please ask to hear what's on today - $7
Bacon And Blue Cheese - fresh bib lettuce topped with chunky blue cheese dressing and warm crisp bacon - $8/$12
Curried Quinoa With Mango - assorted greens topped with a quinoa salad and fresh mango - $8/$12
House Salad - mixed greens in a house vinaigrette - $6/$8
(served with your choice or potato chips or a small house salad)
The Ward Three Sandwich - chicken, bacon, avocado and tomato served on toasted bread - $11
Sliders - Three bite sized pork and beef meatball sliders, on potato rolls - $12
Brie, Apple And Chutney Panini - a pressed sandwich of brie, granny smith apples, mango chutney and arugula - $10
Wild Mushroom Lasagna - a white lasagna of sherry kissed mushrooms, noodles and Italian cheeses - $14
Moroccan Chicken Pot Pie - spiced chicken, green olives and golden raisins, topped with a puff pastry - $14
Macaroni And Cheeses - creamy cheddar noodles topped with more cheese and bread crumbs - $12
(designed to be eaten in one bite)
Sea Salt Brownie Bites - $2
Tiny Cheesecakes - with seasonal fruit - $2
Bourbon Custard - with whipped cream and fresh grated nutmeg - $2
Spinach And Cheese Strata - a dense, rich, egg and bread casserole with spinach and Italian cheeses served with a small green salad - $10
Biscuits And Gravy - fluffy hot biscuits topped with a sage sausage gravy - $10
Whole Wheat Waffles - crisp, tender waffles, topped with your choice of fruit or crumbled maple bacon bits. Real maple syrup served on the side - $8
Boxty and Smoked Salmon - house made Irish inspired potato pancakes topped with smoked salmon and finished with a dollop of horseradish sour cream. Served with a small green salad. - $11