To tuxedoed people, velvet ropes are ordinary white picket fences and champagne fountains are lawn sprinklers. Kick down the fence and drink from the sprinkler with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of contemporary American cuisine and specialty cocktails at Tiny Lounge in Lincoln Square.
Tiny Lounge serves elegantly presented American cuisine and handcrafted specialty cocktails in a sleek, inanimate lounge setting. Cuisine is served until 1 a.m. seven nights a week, making this miniature villa of victuals a lovely place to sop up post-midnight pumpkin juice with tasty comestibles. Sate salt cravings with the tiny fries ($6), sprinkled with sea salt and guarded by tamarind ketchup and roasted-garlic mayo. Pizzettas ($10–$14) are available in a variety of hues, such as margherita and minced lamb, and grilled-chicken empanadas ($9) with achiote, fresh oregano, cotija cheese, and chimichurri sauce provide a palate-punching counterpoint to the Americana sonata. Foodstuffs are best off-set by Tiny Lounge's specialty cocktails, such as Tito's Hammock ($9), a mix of Tito's handmade vodka, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, fresh cucumber, and fresh lemon; or the Henry's Holiday ($9), which fills bellies with Tito's handmade vodka, fresh strawberry puree, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice.
The lounge interior is dappled in neutral hues and more polished, paneled wood than you can shake a 2"x4" at. As the establishment's name coyly suggests, the space is small, yet ideal for an intimate drink and nosh, an intimate philosophical debate by candlelight, or an aggressive staring-and-eating contest. Save room in your internal torso purse for a house-made dessert such as flourless chocolate cake (with orange sauce, caramel ice cream, and candied orange zest, $8) or pain perdu ($9), a chilly blend of banana ice cream, caramelized bananas, and crème anglaise.
This Groupon is good for dine-in only.
- Handcrafted specialty cocktails are worth the wait; craft beer lovers will find a friend in the extensive list. – Gayot
- …nearly half the drafts come from local brewers, and the chic vibe is comfortable and welcoming. – Ari Bendersky, New York Times
- The friendly bartenders, servers and owners do whatever they can to make you feel welcome and well taken care of. – Karen, Metromix