At the bar at the Baccarat Hotel, you can get a cocktail that costs $450. Most others cost around $26 - but this should still give you a good idea of the kind of place this is. It’s opulent. You could bring an oligarch here for a drink, and this person would probably say something like, “I have those very same chandeliers.” It’s a long room with black-and-white checkered floors and some marble busts lying around, and it’s one of the more over-the-top drinking options in Midtown.
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The best way for us to give you the lowdown on this place is to explain that it's really two different experiences: the bar, and the dining room. One is a three course, prixe fixe fine dining experience, the other sleek, more relaxed, often features some Action at the Bar. If you're going, go big and eat in the dining room.
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