To tuxedoed people, velvet ropes are ordinary picket fences and champagne fountains are lawn sprinklers. Kick down the fence and drink from the sprinkler with this Groupon.
$49 for Sparkling Wine and a Cheese Platter (Up to $105 Total Value)
A bottle of organic cava wine (up to an $85 value) accompanies a platter of manchego cheese (a $20 value), a dense Spanish cheese made from sheep’s milk and aged for up to two years. Patrons may upgrade their bottle for an additional charge.
Flûte Bar & Lounge
Spherical lights seem to drift in smooth bubbly spirals up toward the ceiling of Flûte Bar & Lounge’s Gramercy location. Conversation bursts effervescently off walls and artwork in a palette of rosé pinks and prosecco tans. Myriad champagnes and sparkling wines, including Perrier-Jouët gran brut and a range of cavas, form lacelike crowns of bubbles in an atmosphere that aims to blend the French art de vivre aesthetic with a dash of NYC nightclub. Patrons can select single flutes or bottles, or they can sample several flights that showcase different grapes, a single producer, or the patience of a waitress willing to help you pick out all the bubbles. Cocktails lean heavily on sparkling wines and include bellinis, a blend of prosecco and fruit puree, which pair nicely with small plates of cheese and fruit or foie gras terrine.
Flûte now operates locations in Midtown, Gramercy, and Paris. In Midtown, visitors descend a short flight of stairs before sinking into intimate booths or plush benches. The original Midtown location celebrates its speakeasy roots with fiery jazz nights every Saturday, complete with performers and guests alike dressed in period apparel.