May 5, 2016 user

New York’s Best Restaurants for a Unique 142nd Kentucky Derby Experience

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This May 7th, 2016, kick off the 142nd Kentucky Derby at one of New York’s three most exciting venues; Midtown West’s Latitude Bar & Grill, SoHo’s MAMO Restaurant and Midtown West’s Ivy Bar & Grill. All three venues will offer a unique experience and feature some delectable dishes and drinks especially for the occasion. The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of horse racing’s most prestigious trophy, the Triple Crown.

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Latitude Bar & Grill encompasses four main floors, including an outdoor roof deck. With its 36ft bar, vintage style billiards room, wooden based Mardi-Gras bar and 10ft windows looking out onto 8 Ave, it offers a great atmosphere for enjoying delicious dishes and drinks while watching the 2016 Kentucky Derby. Latitude Bar & Grill will also be offering Kentucky Derby’s signature drinks, including the Mint Julep for Triple Crown on May 7th, 2016; the Black Eyed Susan for the Preakness Stakes on May 21st, 2016; and the Belmont Breeze for the Belmont Stakes on June 11th, 2016.

Latitude Bar & Grill’s Roof Deck, which is now open for the season, offers a perfect view of 8th Ave. Enjoy a casual dining menu that includes the Lobster Sandwich with Crispy Shrimp, Latin Style Lettuce Wedge Salad, Philly Cheese Steak Spring Rolls and a variety of sliders such as: Classic, Latin Style, Pulled Pork and Chicken. Popular cocktails offered include the Margarita, Cosmopolitan, Appletini, Pomegranate Fizz, Lychee Martini and Strawberry Martini.

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MAMO Restaurant in bustling SoHo neighborhood offers a special Kentucky Derby Lunch & Dinner Menu, including: Gazpacho Cold Soup With Shrimps And Ricotta ($28); Gnocchi Di Patate With Swordfish Ragout And Eggplants ($33); Chicken Breast With Yellow Peppers Sauce “Alla Romana” ($38); and Pears And Chocolate Pie With Pastry Cream ($12). Pair the delectable dishes with MAMO’s signature cocktails, which include the MAMO Negroni, MAMO Spritz, Valentina, Timal, and the exclusive Martini Al Tartufo.

MAMO offers a perfect place to come and celebrate after watching your favorite horse win the Derby, featuring a bi-level restaurant, including a casual lounge on the ground floor and a formal dining room upstairs. Both spaces capture the Riviera’s “sense of home” with original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The decor also incorporates classic New York-inspired touches such as exposed brick walls.

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With plenty of seating options low or high top tables and a gorgeous sprawling bar you can be sure to catch all the action at Ivy Bar & Grill. Enjoy a delicious dining menu that includes Kale & Artichoke Dip, Truffle Fries, Lamb Burger, and Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Ivy Bar & Grill will have a huge selection of draft and bottled craft beers available all night long. Specialty themed cocktails will also be offered, including the $10 Mint Julep, the $12 Belmont Jewel, the $12 Brown Derby, and $5 shots. A free shot will also be offered to the person wearing the craziest hat so dress to make an impression!

For more information please visit:

Latitude Bar & Grill

783 8th Avenue (between 47th & 48th)

New York, NY 10036

(212) 245-3034

www.latitudebarnyc.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LatitudeBarNYC 

Twitter: @LatitudeNYC

Instagram: @latitudebarnyc

MAMO

323 W Broadway (between Canal St & Grand St)

New York, NY 10013

646-964-4641

www.mamonyc.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mamorestaurant/

Twitter: @MAMO_NYC

Instagram: @mamo_nyc

Ivy Bar & Grill

944 8th Avenue (at 56th Street)

New York, NY 10019

212-459-9444

www.ivybarnyc.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IvyBarNyc/

Twitter: @ivybarnyc

Instagram: @ivybarandgrill

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