The Lost Lady sails into the East Village tonight, the latest from the team behind Alphabet City fan favorite The Wayland. The bar at 171 Avenue C is the fourth project for owners Robert Ceraso and Jason Mendenhall, who also own The Wild Son and Good Night Sonny.
The Lost Lady’s food menu (found below) is more casual than the duo’s other venues, with a slew of tacos, chilaquiles, and guacamole. For drinks, the team is sticking to a variety of canned and draft beers, plus cocktails that are shaken, stirred, and frozen. An on-tap cocktail known as the Sailor’s Choice blends ginger beer, lime, and bitters with a choice of spirit.
As for the space, it relies heavily on the ship/seaside theme, with touches that include maritime art and photography, and model ships. There’s a CD jukebox machine with a playlist put together by staff from Mendenhall and Ceraso’s other projects, as well as a shuffleboard table.
The duo’s first project The Wayland opened in 2012, with Good Night Sonny and The Wild Son following in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Of the three, The Wayland has the largest cult following, where crowds file into the Avenue C space for its unique brand of creative cocktails that are unpretentious. One-year-old Wild Son immediately became a brunch favorite for the health-focused.