Herbs & Rye owns the category of "Best Cocktails" since 2012 for good reason. Here’s one sign of how seriously they take their boozecraft: The era-arranged cocktail menu features multiple tempting choices crafted of proper booze (rye, gin, rum), and just one made from vodka. Not that there’s anything wrong with vodka. ... But we urge you to forgo the Moscow Mule and move up to more potent concoctions. Our pick is the gin martini variation, the Ford.
You can also dine on old-school classics at this hour. Expect Sazeracs and sizzling steaks. The restaurant takes pride in its selection of sustainable and antibiotic-free meat, which is butchered in-house. It’s an unexpected but welcome detail for a joint that caters to locals. Sides like truffle mac and cheese and jalapeño creamed corn aren’t necessarily groundbreaking, but they’re well-executed.