From Robb Report Magazine:
Since 2006, 37 West 26th Street has had a few identities. First it was the club Ultra. In 2009 it morphed into the short-lived club La Pomme, which closed this past June. Now the man behind both, Tommy Tardie, unveils The Flatiron Room, which is a distinctly more grown-up establishment than either of its two predecessors.
“I’ve outgrown my original audience,” the 43-year old Tardie says one afternoon, sitting in his recently reopened space. “As I got older, my friends said, ‘We love going out, but can’t you do something for us?’” That something is a wood-lined room containing one of the East Coast’s largest whiskey offerings: an ever-evolving list of more than 500 varieties.
A gut renovation of the space added vintage touches such as a 1920s fireplace, Italian wallpaper from the ’40s, and repurposed solid black walnut for the bar. And in place of conversation-killing club music, the 3,500-square-foot Flatiron Room offers live jazz seven nights a week. The result is “an environment where people can communicate,” says Tardie—a place to chat, drink, and eat selections from a short but well-executed menu.
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