TearDrop Cocktail Lounge
At this hyper-modern Pearl District lounge, cocktail craftsmanship is treated as high art. Owner Daniel Shoemaker and other detailed-obsessed bartenders scoured two-centuries worth of cocktail books to create their classic and original libations behind the circular bar, making their own tonic water and specialty liqueurs for drinks like the Devil You Know (green Chartreuse, Amaro Nonino, Dolin Blanc vermouth and lime juice shaken with an egg white). The food ranges from Olympic Provisions charcuterie to heartier dishes by chef Chris Degenhardt that include a porchetta sandwich with roasted peach chutney.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.