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.
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.
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.
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
323 W Broadway (between Canal St & Grand St)
New York, NY 10013
Ivy Bar & Grill
944 8th Avenue (at 56th Street)
New York, NY 10019