GLASS New York
Fresh design ripples through a Chelsea spot for gallery goers. A narrow, glossy bartop conjures up the elegance of a Mediterranean yacht party. Eye the cool tiles and elongated blips of white and slate that decorate the walls that lead to a lighted patio at the end of the tunnel. The white tables edged in pink translucence look like they belong in a pricey modern restaurant, but this joint is all bar. Vivacious, crisply styled sophisticates chat over bright drinks like caipirinhas and a mojito rosa made with raspberries, lime and rum. The unusual caipiruva, prepared with Brazilian cachaca and clusters of crushed red grapes, is a strong, sexy number with a pale purple hue. Sparkling prosecco and Bellinis join small plates of shrimp seviche and cheese with olives, as the smooth, gentlemanly bartenders stay cool through a bustling cocktail hour. HAS A OUTDOOR GARDEN FOR SMOKING LAYED BACK FEILD TO IT.