La Terre

This sleek, narrow space is a mix of modern and traditional. Near the entrance is a well-lit cellar made of white onyx, and inside is a Japanese cedar bar counter. On the menu are top notch drinks: A well curated selection of mostly Old World wines (from $18/glass; $74/bottle) and an exhaustive list of whiskies, with options like Yamazakura blended shot ($20) as well as blowout bottles such as Karuizawa Samurai Cask 1984 ($12,000). Another highlight is Sake N 2013 ($2,200), a limited edition junmai daiginjo co-created by Japanese soccer player Nakata Hidetoshi. The bar bites — including Duck Rillettes ($14) and cheese ($6 per 25g) — are a great complement to the swish sips.