Eat, Smoke & Be Merry at Club Macanudo

Club Macanudo

New York City is home to some of the best nightlife attractions and restaurants in the whole country. It’s no secret why people continue to travel to the big apple time and time again. Visit the iconic Broadway theatre and see a live play.  Watch your favorite musician perform at the Roseland Ballroom. Spend the evening at 230 Fifth’s rooftop bar and club while staring the ever so beautiful Empire State Building right in the eyes. Or enjoy an extravagant cigar, grab a flavorful drink at the bar, and indulge in the finest dining the city offers at this upscale, yet refreshing and cool establishment.

Where To Go

Club Macanudo is located on the Upper East Side of New York at 26 East 63rd Street. Upon entry, you are greeted by a hostess and the occasional bouncer, who both instantly make you feel welcomed. Well-appointed with mahogany furniture, elegant leather chairs and relaxed sofas, Club Macanudo is the ideal place to enjoy a romantic evening for two, conduct business, or catch up during a casual night out with friends.

What To Eat

The New Zealand lamb chops are an appetizer that you must have for the table. These tender, mouthwatering treats come 4 per order, so I recommend making that a double.  At first, when I was pondering entrée options, fish was not what I had in mind. However, a trusted confidant strongly urged me to give the Sautéed Hawaiian Mahi Mahi a long thought.  Accompanied by vegetable ratatouille and grilled asparagus, this flavorful delight was the perfect dinner choice. I felt obliged to give Club Macanudo’s signature warm chocolate truffle dessert a try simply because the patrons at the table next to me would not stop raving about it. Needless to say, each spoonful that was sweeter than the last was devoured in minutes. 

What To Smoke

Then the real fun starts, Club Macanudo offers more than 130 cigar varieties. Including world-class brands such as Cohiba, Partagas, La Gloria Cubana, Punch, Hoyo de Monterrey, CAO, and of course Macanudo. Don’t feel intimidated either. I am not a cigar aficionado. Nonetheless, Habib who is the manager happily spent close to half an hour explaining everything one needs to know about cigars. Habib allowed me to walk out of Macanudo feeling like I could teach a three-day seminar on stogies. 

Yes, Macanudo is on the pricier side. $20 for the KoKo LoCo Martini and about the same price for every other mixed drink. However, the experience in itself, along with the food, and warm staff makes it all worth the while.

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