Written on 19th June 2018

Award-Winning cocktail bar The Aviary soars into New York  

The Aviary, Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas's award-winning Chicago cocktail bar, has landed in NYC, opening a second location inside the Mandarin Oriental in Columbus Circle. In addition to some stunning views out over Central Park, the bar treats guests to some cocktail and culinary wizardry like smoking drinks and unique plating.

The Aviary NYC

The 90-seat lounge, The Aviary NYC, a restaurant for drinks by Chef Grant Achatz, provides an interactive journey for guests, where inventive cocktails and small food plates complement the drink experience. Unique to the New York City location, The Aviary NYC offers an all-day menu where the team’s progressive and creative approach to inventing interesting flavor combinations are featured in unexpected ways. Reflecting the core principles of the Chicago flagship, while incorporating the historically-rich cocktail culture of New York City paired with panoramic views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, The Aviary NYC provides visitors with an experience like no other in a state-of-the-art lounge environment.

From masterminds Chef Grant Achatz and Chicago-based Beverage Director Micah Melton, the drink experience at The Aviary NYC features a diverse multi-course menu reflecting both Chicago and New York.

Congratulations to The Aviary NYC team for being named both Best New Bar and Most-Creative Drinks in Time Out New York's Best Bar Awards 2018.

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The Office NYC

Accessible via an entrance located adjacent to The Aviary NYC’s glass-enclosed drink kitchen, the 44-seat Office NYC, provides an intimate speakeasy-style environment for visitors. The lounge features a world-class rare spirits collection among other “dusty bottle cocktails.” Additionally, The Office NYC showcases a deep spirits collection; pre-Prohibition style cocktails; signature offerings and “Dealer’s Choice,” where bartenders create a tailored drink based on patron’s preferences, ranging from citrus or herbal tones and favorite seasons to their favorite movie characters, destinations and more.


Food menu offerings from Chef Grant Achatz and Chicago-based Chef Dan Perretta include fresh Vegetable Crudités; Prime Ribeye Tartare with Mustard Aioli, Egg Yolk and Cornichons; Mussels with Smoked Bacon, Leeks and Roasted Garlic and other eclectic dishes.

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Guests can see both spaces by visiting https://www.exploretock.com/theaviarynyc or https://www.exploretock.com/theofficenyc.

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