Earlier this week, Romée de Goriainoff opened the doors to the Lower East Side location of his Parisian hit, The Experimental Cocktail Club. This is the very first U.S. outpost of the cocktail den, which opened to huge acclaim in France in 2007 and spawned a spinoff in London a few years after that. The owners are not releasing the menu, but it features 14 drinks made by mixologist Nicolas de Soto, plus one beer selection and a menu of bar snacks supplied by The Fat Radish. It's a cozy, civilized space, and Goriainoff and Co. plan to keep it that way. If you want to secure a stool, send a reservation request via e-mail. The bar is open every night from 7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
The Experimental Cocktail Club
191 Chrystie Street, Lower East Side