New York City
Housed inside the Ritz-Carlton New York at Central Park, the Star Lounge is a posh hotel bar that serves cocktails created by famed bartender Norman Bukofzer. The lounge exudes style with its beautifully upholstered chairs and loveseats circling around ornate, gilded tables. The cocktail menu includes such selections as The Big Apple, made with apple vodka and puree. Small plates and desserts are available to accompany Bukofzer’s creations, and the bar serves afternoon tea every day beginning at 2:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.