79-81 MacDougal Street, New York 10012
Weaving tradition with modernity, there’s something heart-warming about the story of Dante. When Linden Pride, Nathalie Hudson and Naren Young took over this Greenwich Village site 100 years after it first opened they could see the things that made this fading Italian café once great could be relevant again. At the heart of their mission was to renew the bar, while being authentic to its roots and appealing to the Greenwich Village community. So the classical décor was given a lift, and in came refined but wholesome Italian food, aperitivos and cocktails. There is a whole list of Negronis to make your way through, but that’s OK because Dante is an all-day restaurant-bar. The Garibaldi too is a must-order. Made with Campari and ‘fluffy’ orange juice, it has brought this once-dusty drink back to life. The measure of a bar is the experience of its customers – in hospitality, drinks and food Dante has the fundamentals down to a fine art, earning the deserved title of The World's Best Bar 2019, sponsored by Perrier.