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19 Kenmare Street (below the restaurant Travertine)
New York, NY 10012
Highlights: If you’re troubled by a stalker, this unmarked new spot might be a place to hide out. You get here by navigating through an unmarked door in the restaurant, then down the stairs to an elegant, exclusive little spot lined with red leather couches. Etched marble slabs — an echo of the name of the restaurant above — offer stories of the adventures of a Roman warrior. There is a nice wine list, plus a DJ to set the mood. By the way, the phone number above is the main restaurant’s number, so don’t be distracted by whoever answers. You may have to do a bit of fast talking to get access to XIX. Once there, try one of the signature cocktails, such as the Eden (green apples, apple schnapps, Bombay Sapphire Gin, honey), the Bullet In Your Gun (burnt orange caramel, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Carpano Antiqua, Aperol) or even get some Nookie (Appleton Rum, amaretto, lime juice, golden jam, soda).
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