Overstory

  • Nikka Highest Climber Award 2023

Located on the 64th floor of a FiDi skyscraper, Overstory’s sweeping vistas and outdoor terraces receive lots of press. Yet, the sights inside this collaboration between Crown Shy partners, chef James Kent and restaurateur Jeff Katz, are what makes the establishment truly great. A majestic jazz-age, art deco design transports guests to a golden age of New York, tied together with an unparalleled view over New York City’s skyline. Befitting of its lofty status, Overstory climbed a mammoth 20 positions in the 50 Best list this year, earning it the title of Nikka Highest Climber.

Bar director Harrison Ginsberg’s cocktails utilise rare ingredients and complex methods. Yet, presented to the guest, they offer a simple, accessible love note to the city. His team harvested water from Coney Island to make the Tilden salt combined with reposado tequila and palo santo to create the Terroir Old Fashioned. The In The Clouds (whiskey, Earl Grey, vanilla, champagne, clarified milk), matches the bar’s towering position over the city with an elegant serve. A world-class sparkling wine list offers a lighter means to start – or end – the evening. If a nightcap is required, Overstory boasts a phenomenal representation of rare spirits across all categories. SAGA, the attached restaurant is the hottest ticket in town offering an eclectic tasting menu for 16 tables nightly.

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