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Death & Co.
Posted by layla on 09/14/2011
I like a place that some people can't get into for no apparent reason, where you can get dirty looks from the servers and patrons alike, and where everyone is hipper than everyone else. D&C succeeds on all accounts. Check it out.
Posted by David on 11/28/2009
Had been wanting to visit this place for a while. Had tried in the past - left my name at the door, but the wait had been so long. Got in quickly this evening. Sat at the bar, directly in front of the magician of the cocktails - amazing watching this mixologist! The service - in terms of bartender/waiter service: pathetic, unattentive, disinterested, mildly tolerating whatever questions we had. Took forever to get his attention. The food: fantastic. Mushroom tart: gorgeous. Pork sliders: heaven! Filet Mignon: beautiful - wish it had been medium rare, rather than medium well, but that's nitpicking. Cocktails: An exciting range. Problem: they're all on the terribly sweet, syrupy side of things. Wish there had been a few old 19th Century Americana cocktails (especially seeing as they're heavy into the whiskeys and rums). Pity about the no vodka. Bartender shrugged, saying "it's not really a drink that interests us" - which is fair, though seems rather inconsiderate of customers. At least throw a vodka martini in the menu or something. Overall - glad I went, but won't be back. Couldn't relax, as the play just "insists on itself" a bit much.
Posted by anonymous on 07/08/2009
For unconventional tapas, in a dark and mysterious, chandelier and candle lit atmosphere--this is the place to go! The steel doors outside and lack of windows made this place difficult to find from the outside...but once inside all was forgiven! Extensive list of interesting cocktails and beers, and big portioned tapas served in a fun way made this place a new favorite....
Posted by Anonymous on 05/15/2009
Our waitress was plastic, condescending and completely inflexible. I asked her to leave the menu at the table so we could keep looking at it and she basically told me no but she would bring it back whenever we wanted to look at it - which was every 5 minutes. She kept leaning over us with this stupid look on her face so we left as soon as we were done eating. She completely ruined the experience for me. The rest of the staff was really nice. The food was really good - try the lamb quesadilla. They don't have any vodka drinks here either. According to our waitress, although they do carry one brand of vodka they will not change any of their recipes or substitute ingredients in any of their drinks. I would definately go back, but I would try to get a different server.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/15/2008
If you ever go to Death & Co, I have only one recommendation. Sit at the bar. If you go with more than two or three people, you can sit at the tables, but I would still take the bar. My reasons? The bar is where all the action happens. Nothing's better than watching some top notch quality mixologists go to work. While you might like to look at all the drinks on the menu - and there are lots - it might be even better to just let them go to work. All they need to know is what kind of mood you're in and your favorite liquor and they can mix something up for you right away. They're also great to talk to and can easily see them being great friends. Because they do not allow standing, the place is never crowded, hot or loud. It's a perfect setting to catching up with friends and trying some great drinks. I would recommend anything with egg whites in it. It makes the drink very nice and smooth. I haven't tried the food very often but when I have, it's been great. The peking duck appetizer is probably my favorite. The drink prices are $15 I think. Well worth it for a monthly or so excursion. Just go. You won't regret it.
Posted by Fem on 08/01/2008
My friend and co-worker decided on Death & Co. for birthday drinks and although we were trying to keep it small and low key, we're popular and things got a little crazy. They have a strict policy of no more than (7) to a table and no standing, so they weren't pleased when we tried to fill up another banquette. If you like Milk & Honey and Little Branch, you'll dig Death & Co. The drinks are serious and the attention to detail is unmatched. The small bites are absolutely scrumptious I highly recommend the short ribs, the crab dip and the sliders, nom nom nom. Go early if you want a table and speak at low volumes: they don't care for loud, brash behavior.
Posted by WBolesNYC on 08/03/2007
Very cool lounge with a relaxing but fun atmosphere. Obviously no detail is left out- from the decor to the food to the cocktails, this place is amazing. The cocktails are the best Ive ever had. They use all organic and fresh ingredients and they even have different types of ice, depending on the drink, to allow for the drink to maintain its flavors. The people here are true mixologists who know their stuff. The food is amazing. We tried many different items as they are a small plates lounge. The mac and cheese is amazing. They serve it on individual spoons, tastes like truffle oil is used. Music was very cool. They were playing a sort of jazzy type ambient music when I was there last but they always mix it up. All in all, very very classy place, amazing drinks and food, fabulous ambiance. I highly recommend this place to all. CHEERS!