Bar Sprezzatura

Two reasons we’re hung up on Bar Sprezzatura: It’s an over-the-top Italian lounge in the Financial District that feels like a swanky vacation, and their spritzes and negronis are excellent. The fact that this place is dripping with elegance also works in its favor—it will make you not care that you’re spending $18 per drink. There are blue velvet couches, high-rise views, and big standing lamps that make the room feel like it’s outside. We can already imagine spending countless evenings at the bar spanning the entire room with someone we’re looking to impress. Adding to this luxury are pizzas, pastas, and a short list of cicchetti, including gold leaf-topped cod, and whipped duck liver pate with bitter cacao crisps. 

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