Ensconced inside our hot-dog cabins on fluffy but rapidly disintegrating Twinkie couches, we often don’t take the time to appreciate life’s more tasteful, delectable furnishings. Elevate your palate’s palette with today’s Groupon to 116 Crown, a lounge and restaurant in New Haven specializing in top-shelf cocktails and gourmet small plates. The cocktail menu at 116 Crown is a thing to behold, with concoctions tailored to all taste preferences and mouth shapes. Try an aromatic and subtle Belmont, with Bluecoat dry gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, Rothman & Winter creme de violette, and soda, served on the rocks ($12). Or batten down the hatches for a bracing and bold Jolly Roger, with Four Roses reserve bourbon, passion fruit puree, pure cane syrup, cayenne, and soda, served straight up ($12). Leporine professionals only need apply for a Bunny Hug, featuring Booker’s bourbon, Grand Absente, and Plymouth gin, served on the rocks ($29). Lest the libations steal the limelight, the food menu offers mouthwatering victuals such as the John D. Rockefeller, a magnificent magnate of pork belly, asiago, cornichons, smoked prosciutto, baby lettuces, fried oyster, Dijon mustard, and sriracha aioli ($15). Relax in the sleek, modern atmosphere, praised by the New York Times, and drift away on a cloud of satiatory bliss and qualitoxication.
- …the tapaslike snacks — a handful of mussels in buttered white wine broth; a pile of garlicky, thick-cut French fries; a plate of crisp oysters; blini with caviar — are there to promote conversation and community. – Stephanie Lyness, New York Times
- The decor of this place is amazing. The drinks are great. Bartenders and service was superb. – Bryan Y., Yelp