La Vie en Rrose
Bivalves and Cocktails on the LES
But it’s Friday.
And you’ve had zero gin so far.
And we know how you get when you’ve had zero gin on a Friday...
So observe Sel Rrose, a French-inspired cocktail joint and raw bar with a slight thing for Dada, now soft-open on the LES.
Maybe you’ve imbibed at Home Sweet Home or Fig 19—the other places these folks operate. With this one, they’ve perfected the pre- and post-date drink spot. A low-key, candlelit corridor of meticulously exposed brick where you, your evening’s company and a long marble bar all get to know each other over Island Creek oysters and at least one cocktail inspired by a perfume bottle that features a cross-dressing Duchamp (naturally).
Your two geographical choices: grab a bistro table opposite the bar—recommended for any fans of gin-vermouth-beer-vanilla-bean-sea-salt-and-champagne blends. (That’d be the Duchamp-inspired Belle Haleine.) Or sneak around the corrugated glass wall. There’s a smaller room that, starting Thursday, will be a dedicated raw bar.
And there are more plans afoot as well. The kinds of plans that include weighty wine lists and stone-cherub champagne fountains.
Cherub service—about time.