The Upper West Side has a lot of great restaurants. Jean-Georges, Bar Boulud, Café Luxembourg, Dovetail, Telepan, and Ouest, just to name a few. But there is not one great cocktail lounge to be found. Not one place dedicated to serving amazing cocktails, great wine, and a great selection of beers, all served in a luxurious lounge setting that makes you feel like you’re sitting in your own living room.

That is about to change.

Introducing Café Tallulah. Following in the tradition of the great cocktail lounges of New York City in the first half of the 20th century, Café Tallulah will offer Upper West Siders a place to unwind that is upscale, cool, sophisticated and casual. Whether it’s before, during or after dinner, you’ll be able to enjoy a specially designed martini, a handcrafted micro brew, a glass of Champagne, and amazing food, while listening to Billie Holiday and Ray Charles playing in the background.

The space has two levels. On the first level will be the main bar, cocktail lounge, and café. On the cellar level there will be a separate bar and cocktail lounge, with a different design and feel. This level will be available for private parties.

We’ve assembled an Allstar team to make this project come to life. Our mixologist is Dushan Zaric, who worked with Keith McNally at Pravda, Pastis and Schiller’s Liquor Bar, and who currently owns Employees Only in the Village and Macao in Tribeca. Our wine director is Tom Gannon, the former sommelier of Fleur de Sel and Rothmann’s.

Café Tallulah will have a delicious menu featuring a mix of French bistro and contemporary American cuisine. Specializing in small plates, the menu will offer both hors d’oeuvres as well as full dinners.