New watering hole has longest bar in Big ApplePatti Pietschmann reporting
"I can resist everything except temptation" Oscar Wilde)
Born Oct.16, 1854 in Dublin, author, playwright and poet Oscar Wilde was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England, known for his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous imprisonment for homosexuality.
And on Oct.16 he will be further immortalizes by the Oscar Wilde , a new bar in the NoMad district of Manhattan, that will be the longest bar in New York City at 118.5 feet. Located at 45 West 27th Street which is the former headquarters of NYC’s Bureau of Prohibition and the mob who reportedly listened in on the federal agents, the 5,874 square-foot Victorian themed bar also features an additional standing whisky bar and a private events room.
Oscar Wilde is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m, everyday. It will offer lunch and dinner service with items such as Crispy Cauliflower Buffalo ‘Wings’ buttered in rice flour and tossed with a Sriracha butter sauce, as well as the signature Wilde Burger, made with imported Irish Beef and topped with crisp house made pickled and chili aioli. Those in search of lighter fare can opt for dishes such as the Cured Salmon with fried capers, crème fraiche, jalapeno, and salted cabbage slaw.
Design features and artifacts for the bar were hand-selected from around the globe and include a Belgium piano from the 1890’s, a standing clock from England from the 1880’s, painted glass from Milan dating back to the late 19th century, marble carved in Vietnam, one-arm bar chairs from Mexico, antique fireplaces and more.