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A visit to the The Flatiron Lounge is like taking a step back in time with a modern twist. While it is designed to resemble a 1920's-ear speakeasy with art deco decor, the Manhattan-based cocktail lounge has a modern approach to cocktails that resembles the ideology followed by a three-star Michelin Restaurant. The Flatiron Lounge, which is like no other cocktail lounge in Manhattan, is nominated for a Luxist Awards Readers' Choice Award for Best Cocktail Lounge.
The Flatiron Lounge was founded back in 2003 by a team of partners, all of whom had extensive experience in managing and opening bars. Partners include Alex and Kristina Kossi (of the famed New York haunt Zinc Bar), Susan Fedroff, Kevin Kossi, Michelle Connolly (of The Red Room in San Francisco) and celebrated cocktail stylist, Julie Reiner. Together, this dream team created a true high-end and high style cocktail lounge. At the time of its opening, the Flatiron Lounge was one of the few bars in the country, if not the world, to offer high end cocktails.
Gallery: Flatiron Lounge
The Flatiron Lounge boasts a menu of original and unique cocktail concoctions created by Julie Reiner and the exceptional bar staff, as well as classic drinks from a bygone era. Reiner developed a menu of cocktails with precise measurements using such ingredients as fresh squeezed juices, fresh fruits and herbs and homemade syrups from raspberry to jalapeno. "We take a culinary approach to cocktails," says Reiner.