Hell's Kitchen restaurant Ivy Restaurant & Grill (944 8th Ave. at 56th Street) is a versatile option. It's perfect for private parties, elegant dinners and its lounge even serves a viable nightlife venue. Situated by the Hearst Magazine headquarters, the restaurant mixes modern and classic decor for an aesthetically pleasing experience, regardless of the occasion.
Let's keep it real: This is a restaurant and bar, so what you really care about is the food and the drinks. Ivy's specialty dishes include Spiced Crusted Tuna on Plantain Chips, the Ivy Grilled Cheese and a Mixed Seafood Grill; the latter is topped with a whipped lemon pesto and lemon vinaigrette. As for the specialty beverages, the wildcard appears to be the Mi Corazon, a ginger and citrus infusion with tequila and eqq white.
The restaurant operates 3 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday through Sunday and offers a daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Familiarize yourself with this place.