Add A "Bump Of Caviar" To Any Martini At The Resurrected Temple Bar

by Stephanie Maida · October 28, 2021

    The legendary martinis, beloved popcorn, and recognizable skeletal chameleon have returned at the recently resurrected Temple Bar, the iconic NoHo cocktail den that maintained its reputation as a downtown haunt for It New Yorkers through the '90s and 2000s.

    Brought back to life by nightlife dream team David Rabin, Maneesh K. Goyal, and Attaboy's Michael McIlroy and Sam Ross, the hot spot is an effortless ode to the original - dimly lit, clad in dark wood, and filled with clandestine corners for low-toned conversations in an atmosphere sprinkled with sophistication and a dash of impending bad behavior - an electric combination practically encouraged by its decidedly "go ahead and indulge a little" menu offerings.

    While there's a range of nightcap classics like the Bellshire Old Fashioned, Penicillin, and Dark 'n Stormy, as well as a banana-flavored take on the trendy espresso martini, the jewel in the crown of Temple Bar's cocktail list is undoubtedly its martini section. There's an olive oil martini, the Temple House Gibson, a cheekily dubbed "Lifetime Ban." 

    As if these strong sips weren't chic enough, they each come with the deliciously glamorous option to add a "bump" of caviar for an extra (and totally worth it) 18 bucks. You don't even have to sneak away to the bathroom!

    So there we have it, folks: bumps of you-know-what are out, bumps of caviar are in. After all, this is a classy establishment.

    [Photos via @mabowersinc @imminence11]