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Manhattan Cricket Club

226 W. 79th St.
New York, NY 10024
Cuisine: Lounge / Small Plates
Cricket-inspired haven for creative cocktails on the Upper West Side above Burke & Wills.
Openings: Open Mon.-Sat. 6 p.m. to late


  • Dress code: Casual
Manhattan Cricket Club, New York, NY

Manhattan Cricket Club Restaurant Review:

About the restaurant & décor: Through a tufted green leather door and up a flight of stairs from the Upper West Side restaurant Burke & Wills, you’ll find Manhattan Cricket Club. The club takes its inspiration from the posh British clubs at the turn of the 20th century, and the vintage feel transports guests in time. A series of small, cozy rooms with plush chairs and couches leads the way to the bar. Wood paneling, a mirrored ceiling, cricket trophies, vintage photographs and gold wallpaper complete the ambience.

Likes: Beautiful space; feels like a find; cocktails.
Dislikes: It can get very crowded, especially on weekends.

Food & Drinks: Cocktails are at the heart of the Manhattan Cricket Club, and the menu reads almost like a book (there’s also plenty of quotes from famous drinkers like Hemingway). You really can’t go wrong, but favorites include a take on a Bloody Mary called the Salt and Pepper, made with celery root tincture, sun-dried tomato, white truffle salt and smoked black pepper. The creamy Hidden Fortress with Plymouth gin, curaçao, matcha and Thai basil is made frothy with egg white. Members get their own lockers for storing their libations of choice. If you’re more in the mood for wine, there’s a lovely selection of Champagne and still options from Australia, New Zealand and Burgundy. The food comes from the Burke & Wills kitchen downstairs, and it’s possible to make a meal of sharable plates: crispy Brussels sprouts with jalapeño jam, roasted beets with tahini and poppy seeds, and chicken liver mousse. The bone marrow, served with salsa verde, is excellent, and there’s caviar service if you’re feeling decadent. For dessert, sticky toffee bread pudding is drenched in butterscotch and totally satisfying.

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