The Bennett
134 W. Broadway
(bet. Thomas and Duane)
More casual than fancy

Named after a classic cocktail—a gin gimlet with bitters—The Bennett is a new bar from Meaghan Dorman, Yves Jadot, and Alberto Benanati; the trio also collaborated on Dear Irving and the Raines Law Room. The rooms seats around 60, with a dozen at the bar, and even though the decor is retro-glam, the atmosphere is intended to be friendly—the bulletin board lists the various bartenders’ schedules, so you can time your visit accordingly. As at the Bennett’s aforementioned sister bars, service buttons allow you to ring for another round, and plans call for outdoor seating. Besides cocktails, there’s a menu of small bites, including a burger, steak skewers, cauliflower croquettes, and “Almost World Famous” fries. Brunch service is in the works.

The Bennett tables The Bennett facade The Bennett bar