50Best Accolades

With more than a century of memories, Café Dante is an ode to New York hospitality past – but also its future. Its clean white tiles and Italian styling frame a buzzing all-day atmosphere – the sort of place that fits the times: you’d pop by for a coffee, be seduced by the pasta and then find yourself making your way through the expertly embellished list of Negronis. Credit where it’s due: back in 2015, Australian New Yorkers Linden Pride and Nathalie Hudson knew the Greenwich Village favourite needed change – but not to the fundamentals. So, the classical décor was given a lift, and in came refined but simple Italian food, aperitivos, coffee and cocktails. The Garibaldi remains the must-order libation. Made with Campari and ‘fluffy’ orange juice, it is the bar in a microcosm – an old classic brought back to life. Dante is the Best Bar in North America 2020, sponsored by Asahi Super Dry.