Set to a swinging soundtrack of Lena Horne and Fats Waller, Winston's Champagne Bar, the newest addition to the ever-chic Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel, pays homage to all things bubbly and the opulence of a bygone era. In other words, it's pretty much our new favorite date spot.
Winston's deco-influenced bi-level space is accented by a striking yellow baby grand piano, low-hanging bubble chandeliers, plush velvet banquettes and many cozy tables for two.
The menu boasts more than 100 champagnes, which guests are invited to try by the bottle, the glass ($20 to $120) or as a three-champagne flight ($60 to $70). We were most taken, however, with the sparkling cocktails ($22), which run from the classic French 75 to the Strawberry Reims.
The intimate, seductive interior makes Winston's a good pick for romantic meet-ups or sensible post-dinner gatherings. Plus, with a decor and vibe as luxurious as the champagne itself, you can't help but feel as if you've just stumbled into 1940s Paris.
Winston's Champagne Bar, 420 Park Ave. (at 29th St.); 212-929-9070 or winstonschampagnebar.com