Drenched in velvety crimson couches and studded with eclectic artwork, Flûte Midtown is the perfect sparkling hideaway for those who want to slip out after work for and indulge in a glass – or bottle – of bubbly. From the outside, you’ll barely notice the staircase that leads to this underground Champagne supernova. Nestled in the mix between bustling corporate offices and posh hotels, Flûte Midtown almost goes unnoticed aside from its electric blue sign and string of neon lights that wrap around the wrought iron gates.
But once inside the cozy haunt, you are immediately captivated by its ambiance and romantic appeal. The crowd is chic yet comfy, and the set-up is perfect for a night out with friends or an intimate date. You’ll hardly notice anyone else is even around as you sink into the delicious red couches and set up shop for the evening. Open the menu and you’ll be even more delighted, if possible, as you are opened up to a world class selection of Champagnes, both classic and quirky cocktails and delectable dishes.
There is something for everyone on the menu, from vintage Champagnes to young, you can taste the bubbly rainbow on basically any budget. And of course the signature cocktails do not disappoint, either. From the Piscine (Piper-Heidsieck on ice), to the Champagne Mojito (classic mojito topped with Piper-Heidsieck), to the Black Pearl Coco (stoli vanil, malibu coconut rum and creamy coconut), your taste buds will be dazzled. Classic champagne cocktails are on tap, including a mouth-watering Bellini and Kir Royale. Other fun speakeasy cocktails include the classic Sidecar, one of my all-time favorites, as well as Texas’ tea. These cocktails are served in a mug, in classic speakeasy style.
And if you find yourself with the urge to nosh after a few of these badboys, then sink your teeth into the Foie Gras Terrine, cheese quesadillas, or mini hamburgers. Perhaps you prefer the lighter side of things? The fresh fruit and cheese or salmon plate is perfect for late night snacking if you don’t want to overindulge. But it’s not just about the phenomenal menu and vibe, Flûte Midtown is brimming with rich history. The location was once a speakeasy run by the notorious Texas Guinan, famous for her complete disregard for Prohibition and her lust for risqué showgirls. Her clubs were home to writers, artists and socialites, and Flûte has preserved that history by attracting that very same crowd. You’ll find Flûte bustling with its eclectic crowd every night of the week, serving up a selection of live jazz, premier DJ’s and live music – the perfect complement to its effervescent menu.
And as a special tip, be sure to shimmy on in on the last Saturday of each month for Flûte’s exclusive roaring 1920’s tribute night. Be sure to wear your finest 1920’s vintage attire and listen to live jazz, take a dance lesson, and enjoy cocktails with your hosts Club Wit’s End and The Dorothy Parker Society. Bottoms up!
205 West 54th Street
New York 10019
United States of America