Flute Bar & Lounge
205 W 54th St
btw 7th & Broadway
New York, NY 10019
On the sidewalk on 54th Street between 7th Avenue and Broadway there is a little blue sign at the top of a flight of stairs, at the bottom of the stairs is a lighted blue wall with a door to the left, through the door is Flûte. To the right is a bar, to the left is a lounge area with end tables and couches. There are some ‘nooks’ with little tables and couches placed against the wall. The space on West 54th Street in NYC was once home to the Prohibition-era speakeasy, Club Intime.
Candles and menus were set out on the tables. The menu consisted of specialty cocktails, mostly featuring Champagne along with a wide variety of sparkling wines, and some very yummy sounding desserts. At the suggestion of the waiter Em got a drink called “Antoinella” (not sure of the spelling), it had grapefruit juice, strawberries and champagne and I got a Sidecar, consisting of Brandy, triple sec and lemon juice over ice, served in a mug so that “if the cops bust in we can tell ’em we’re having a tea party”. Em said her drink was very good, but she drank it down too fast for me to get a taste.
We got a dessert that was a banana wrapped in a crepe, sliced with chocolate sauce drizzled on the slices with chopped pistachios on top. Very yummy. The servers were attentive, a little on the slow side, but that contributed to the relaxed atmosphere of the establishment. When we wanted our check it was brought promptly. This place is definitely going on our list of places to go back to.
Two drinks and one dessert (to be shared by two) was $38.