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Where to Sit and What to Drink at Boulud’s Bar Pléiades

Photo: Melissa Hom

Daniel Boulud opened Bar Pléiades in the Surrey Hotel just last week, and though head bartender Cameron Bogue comes from the DB Bistro in Vancouver, this is no Hoser Hut. In his new role for Pléiades, Bogue designed libations that echo the organization of Café Boulud’s menu next door. Prices on the cocktail list (below) run from $14 (for drinks like the Autumn Thyme, with vodka, fall raspberries, thyme, lime, and peach bitters) to $19 (as in the Fortune Teller, with reposado tequila, Lillet Blanc, Chinese five spice, grilled lemon, honey, and cardamom). The bar is open daily from noon to midnight; there are no plans for food, according to their rep, so drinks and posh digs will have to do. As for those digs, the charming space, designed by Lauren Rottet, alludes to Coco Chanel: Black-and-white lacquered surfaces recall a makeup compact, and if you've ever dreamed of crawling inside an enormous Chanel bag, click through the slideshow and see what it’s like to sit on one reimagined as a quilted-leather booth.

Bar Pléiades Menu

La Tradition

Martinez
Genever, Red Vermouth, Maraschino,
Orange Bitters

18.

Sloe Gin Fizz
Sloe Gin, Lemon Juice, Egg Whites,
Rhubarb Bitters

16.

Vieux Carre
Bonded Rye, VSOP Cognac, Italian Vermouth, Benedictine, Aromatic Bitters

19.

La Saison


Cornucopia
Gin, Kirsch, Apricot, Sage, Lemon

16.


Daiquiri de Poire
Rum Blanco, Pistachio, Poire Williams, Lime

15.

Southern Fashion
Espelette Candied Pecan Bourbon,
Vermouths, Maple, Islay Scotch

16.

Le Potager


Autumn Thyme
Vodka, Fall Raspberries, Thyme, Lime,
Peach Bitters

14.

Capsicum Cooler
Aquavit, Gin, Bell Pepper, Lemon,
Lemon Bitters

14.

La Terre
Beet Gin, Red Vermouth, Aperol, Grapefruit


15.


Le Voyage


Beijing Mule
Saffron Roasted Asian Pear Vodka, Yuzu,
House Fermented Ginger Beer

15.


Fortune Teller
Reposado Tequila, Lillet Blanc, Chinese 5 Spice Grilled Lemon, Honey & Cardamom

19.


Fujian Cocktail
Fine Brandy, Black Tea Cointreau, Amaro, Lemon Grass Distillate, Japanese Bitters

19.

Wines by the Glass

[ Champagne ]

Cuvée Daniel "Grand Cru" Pierre Paillard, Bouzy 21.
Guy Charlemagne "Brut Rosé" Le-Mesnil-sur-Oger 27.
Krug "Grand Cuvee" Reims 35.

|White ]
Muscadet Luc et Jérôme Choblet
"Côtes de Grandlieu" Loire Valley ‘07 11.
Pouilly-Fumé Domaine Alain Cailbourdin
"Les Cris" Loire Valley ,07 14.
Viognier Château de Campuget "Cuvée Prestige" Costieres de Nîmes ‘08 15.
Pinot Blanc Domaine Weinbach "Clos des Capucins" Alsace ‘07 16.
Chardonnay Hanzell Vineyards
Sonoma Valley ‘06 17.
Meursault Domaine Joseph Drouhin
Burgundy ‘06 25.

[ Reds ]
Domaine la Réméjeanne “Chèvrefeuilles" Côtes du Rhône ‘08 11.
Kingston Family Vineyards. Syrah “Lucero” Casablanca Valley, Chile ‘07 13.
Chateau ste. Michelle. Merlot "indian wells" Washington state ‘01 15.
Auxey-Duresses. Alain Gras "Vieilles Vignes" Burgundy ‘06 18.
Rosso di Montalcino. Altesino Tuscany, Italy 19.
Pinot Noir. Domaine Drouhin Willamette Valley, Orgeon 22.
Château Cantenac Brown "3ème Cru Classé" Margaux, Bordeaux ‘04 25.

[ Sweet Wines ]
Jorge Ordoňez & Co. "Seleccion Especial" Malaga, Spain ‘06 12.
Les Clos de Paulilles Banyuls, France ‘05 14.
Dme Philippe Delesvaux "Clos de la Guiberderie" Coteaux du Layon ‘03 17.
Kracher "Cuvée Beerenauslese" Burgenland, Austria ‘06 19.
Château Rabaud -Promis "Premier Grand Cru Classé" Sauternes ‘05 21.

[ Port Wines ]

Ferreira "Late Bottled Vintage" ‘00 17.
Niepoort "Tawyny" 10 Years nv 20.
Taylor Fladgate "Vintage Porto" ‘94 32.

[ Madeira ]
Rare Wine Co. "New York Malmsey" Special Reserve nv 16.
Barbeito "Verdelho" 28.
11.
[ Sherry ]
Tio Pepe “Palomino Fino” Jerez, Spain nv 9.

Beer

Kronenbourg Lager - Strasbourg, France 8.
Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn, NY 8.
Victory Prim Pils - Dowingtown, PA 9.
Abita Light - Abita, LA 9.
River Horse Hop Hazzard - Lambetville, NJ 9.
Dogfish Head IPA 90 - Milton, DE 10.
Troeg Nut Brown - Harrisburg, Pa 8.
Beamish Stout - Cork, Ireland 9.
Blanche de Chambly Wit Beer - Montreal, Quebec 10.
River Horse Tripel - Lambertville, NJ 9.

Spirits

[ Grappa ]
Clear Creak Marc 14.
Gaja Castello di Barbaresco 27.
Jacopo Poli Grappa di Sassicaia 35.
Nonino Picolit "Monovitigno" 2005 44.
Nonino Gioiello "Chestnut Honey" 25.


[ Brandy ]
Germain-Robin VSOP Fine Alambic Brandy 14.
Germain-Robin Anno Domino 48.
Gran Duque d'alba "Gran Reserve"
Brandy de Jerez 16.
Guy Roulot "Hos d' Age"
Fine de Bourgogne 28.
Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy 11.
Macchu Pisco 13.


[ Cognac ]
Delemain "Vesper" 29.
Frapin VSOP 19.
Gourmel "Age du Fruit XO" 22.
Hennessy "Paradis" 70.
Hennessy VSOP 19.
Hennessy XO 38.
Hine Rare VSOP 27.
Maison Surrenne "Petite Champagne" 20.
Remy Martin VSOP 19.
Remy Matin XO 38.
Remy Martin "Louis XIII" 180.

[ Armanac ]
Chateau de Laubade 1963 Bas Armagnac 47.
Chateau de Laubade 1973 Bas Armagnac 36.
Chateau de Laubade 1984 Bas Armagnac 29.
De Montal XO 25.
Larresingle VSOP 17.

[ Calvados ]
Busnel "Hors d'Age" 12 year 18.
Domaine Dupont "Fine Reserve" 14.


[ Digestive ]
Averna Amaro 11.
Benedictine 14.
Chartruese Vert 17.
Chartruese Jaune 17.
Chartruese VEP Vert 28.
Chartruese VEP Jaune 28.
Cynar 11.
Fernet Branca 12.
Grand Marnier "Cordon Rouge" 13.
Grand Marnier "Cuvee de Centenaire" 32.
Grand Marnier "Cuvee de Cent Cinquantenaire" 48.

[ Rye Whisky ]

Michters US 1 13.
Rittenhouse Bonded 10.
Tuthilltown Manhattan 21.

[ American Whiskey ]
Charbay Whiskey 48.
Jack Daniels 11.

[ Canadian Whisky ]
Crown Royal 13.

[ Scotch Blends ]
Famous Grouse 12.
Johnny Walker Black 14.
Johnny Walker Blue 48.

[ Single Malt Scotch ]
Spring Bank - Hazelburn | Campeltown 21.
James Mac Arthur | Carol Ila 32.
Glenmorangie 10 | Highland 14.
Glenmorangie Nectar D'or | Highland 19.
Oban 14 | Highland 20.
Ardbeg 10 | Islay 18.
Bruichladdich Rocks | Islay 16.
Lagavulan 16 | Islay 22.
Talisker 10 | Isle of Skye 19.
Auchentoshan 18 | Lowland 28.
Highland Park 18 | Orkney 27.
Aberlour A'Bunadh | Speyside 18.
Glelnfarclas 12 | Speyside 16.
Glenlivet 12 | Speyside 15.
Glenlivet 18 | Speyside 25.
Glenrothes 1991 | Speyside 21.
Macallan 12 | Speyside 16.
Macallan 18 | Speyside 35.
Macallan 25 | Speyside 65.
Macallan 30 | Speyside 95.

[Irish Whisky ]
Bushmills 16 19.
Jameson 12.
Red Breast 15.

[ Japanese Whisky ]
Suntory Yamazaki 16.

[ Tequila ]
Cuervo Reserva de Familia 29.
Del Maguey Crema de Mexcal 13.
El Tessoro Platinum 14.
El Tessoro Paradiso 29.
Gran Centenario Reposado 15.
Ocho Anejo 19.
Partida Anejo 19.

[ Eau de Vie ]
Aqua Perfecta Framboise 19.
Aqua Perfecta Kirsch 19.
Aqua Perfecta Poire 19.
Etter Kirsch 22.
Etter Poire 22.
Massenez Framboise 12.
Massenez Mirabel 12.
Clear Creek Kirsch 12.
Clear Creek Poire Williams 12.

[ Apertif ]
Aperol 11
Carpano "Antica Formula" 12
Chateau Montifaud "Pineau de Charentes" 11
Dubonnet Rouge 10
Lillet Blanc 10
Lillet Rouge 10
Noilly Pratt French Dry 9
Campari 11.
Pimms 11.
Vya Red Vermouth 10.

[ Pastis ]
Henri Bardouin 11.
Kubler Absinthe 19.
Pernod 11.
Ricard 11.

[ Vodka ]

Belvedere 12.
Charbay 13.
Charbay Red Raspberry 13.
Chopin 13.
Grey Goose 13.
Hangar One Buddha's Hand 13.
Hangar One Mandarin Blossom 13.
Hangar One 13.
Ketel One 11.

[ Gin ]
Aviation 12.
Beefeater 11.
Bluecoat 11.
Bols Genever 13.
Bombay Original 11.
Bombay Sapphire 12.
Hendricks 12.
Junipero 12.
Krogstad Agua Vit 12.
Plymouth 12.
Tanqueray 11.
Tanqueray 10 13.

[ Rum ]
10 Cane 13.
Barbancourt 15 14.
Cabana Cachaca 13.
Clement Rhum XO 32.
El Dorado 15 12.
Flor de Cana 4 blanco 10.
Flor de Cana Centenario 21 23.
Goslings 11.
Mount Gay 11.

[ Bourbon ]
A.H. Hirsch 25 38.
Booker's 17.
Blanton's 15.
Elijah Craig 12 11.
Knob Creek 14.
Makers Mark 12.
Michters 10 21.
Noah"s Mill 15 16.
Parkers Heritage 27 38.
Tuthilltown 4 Grain 21.
Woodford Reserve 13.

Bar Pléiades, 20 E. 76th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-772-2600

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