Last night we made our way over to The Greenwich Project, a recently-launched cocktail bar and restaurant from the team behind two other NYC haunts. We're not gonna lie: we took our sweet time scheduling a visit because we weren't in love with The Mulberry Project and The Vinatta Project, the owner's other NYC venues. Mulberry was fun when it first opened and we love the backyard garden, but the space is a squeeze, plain and simple. Vinatta is fine for a quick nip, but its heart-of-the-Meatpacking-District is less than ideal and we haven't been back for a while.
Well, we wish we hit up the latest venture earlier because folk's, it's a winner. It takes the exciting elements of the other two venues - a chic crowd, a solid lineup of custom-made cocktails, and a stylish space and gets rid of the badness: there is plenty of elbow room and nary a douchebag in sight this far East. The white space is clean and inviting without being clinical and the bartenders know their stuff. We asked for a "Negroni-ish thing" and were given a delicious concoction of Lillet, campari, gin and champagne. Also, any bar that offers a Last Word as part of their cocktail selection is A-OK in our book.
We'll be back to try the food. In the meantime, if you want a new place to get your drink on, The Greenwich Project is open at 47 West 8th Street.