By Christopher A. Pape
Latitude Bar & Grill is a fitting name for Midtown West’s new locale for the after-work crowd and weekend carousers. Drawn by its 36 foot long bar surrounded by a lively crowd, friendly staff, and alluring happy hour menu, this three level dining and entertainment space has become the ideal coordinates for loyal clientele while continually attracting a steady supply of new faces.
For game-day revelry, a panorama of 20 large screen TVs ensures not a moment of the action is out-of-sight, and warm-weather fans can enjoy an alfresco view from the rooftop. A full-service entertainment space, Latitude Bar & Grill offers a fun and lively scene fit for any inclination, all under one roof.
The casual dining menu offers a selection of twists on crowd-pleasing American classics. The Gruyere Caramelized Onion Burger, complete with lemon garlic mustard, rosemary mayonnaise and arugula, or the Steakhouse Spring Rolls, consisting of mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, and sliced steak in a crisp spring roll, with homemade steak sauce, black peppercorn reduction & A-1 steak sauce, will satisfy an ambitious appetite. For lighter fare, the Mesclun Salad with Port Wine Onion Jam, served with radishes and pecan crusted goat cheese or Ahi Tuna & Mixed Greens Salad, served with sushi-grade, spice dusted, seared rare, and citrus vinaigrette are popular options.
Perfect for those wishing to converse over a cold pint, guests can select from an extensive menu of 13 craft beers. If an expertly mixed cocktail is more to taste, there is a selection of inventive signature cocktails from which to choose. Among the most decadent beverage options are the Caramel Chocolate Martini, prepared with Godiva Caramel Chocolate liqueur, Stoli Vanilla, Dark Crème de Cacao, and garnished with chocolate shavings, and the White Orchid Ketel One Citron, prepared with Domaine de Canton Ginger liqueur, white cranberry juice, splash fresh squeezed lime, and candied ginger.
The interior decoration evokes a classic American Nouveau bar theme and sets the scene for a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. With wood paneling throughout, both high-top and booth seating as well as lounge-style seating, fireplace, 36 foot bar, and 20 flat screen TVs throughout, this dynamic entertainment space encourages guests to sit and stay a while. Complete with an open floor space, an ancillary bar and wood accents, the 2nd floor billiards room is home to a beautiful antique red pool table where friends can square up against one another for a game. The third floor is comprised of the exclusive Executive Lounge, adorned with large leather arm chairs, low tables and soft lighting, and an alfresco dining space for those wishing to enjoy the breeze.
A full-service bar and dining venue space, Latitude Bar & Grill seamlessly coordinates events ranging from small birthday parties to large corporate functions. With the belief that entertaining is an art form, the team at Latitude focuses on every detail from hors d’oeuvres, to friendly wait staff, to make any event well worth planning. •
Latitude Bar & Grill
783 8th Ave.