The Citiblog

Taking the Wraps Off The Wooly
October 11, 2023, 8:12.34 pm ET


Photos: Michael P.H. Clifford (Interiors)

The Wooly, a chic cocktail bar and restaurant from partners David Tobias and Eric Adolfsen has arrived in Nolita as an evolution of the destination hangout originally located in the landmark Woolworth building in downtown Manhattan.

This new installment is offering inventive cocktails that reimagine ‘classic New York’ led by cocktail expert Iain Griffiths (co-founder of White Lyan and Dandelyan in London) and refined yet playful food offerings from consulting chef Ken Addington (Casino and Five Leaves).

Photos: Noah Fecks (Food & Beverages)

Inventive cocktails include Second Rodeo, a 1937 classic, made with rye, bourbon, dry vermouth, and pineapple syrup; Saturday Night Pink, a bone-dry Cosmopolitan with vodka, Cointreau, lime cordial, pomegranate, cranberry, and sparkling wine; Whip It Good with mezcal, Montenegro, passionfruit, habanero-agave syrup, pineapple and lime; and Bend & Snap with rum, ginger, lime juice, fresh raspberry, cardamom and angostura bitters.

The Wooly also offers a craft soda program with flavors like Passionfruit & Oolong, and Rhubarb & Pink Peppercorn, which can be spiked with a spirit of choice or enjoyed as a non-alcoholic beverage.

The playful menu features starters like Sweet Pea ‘Plantasia’ with housemade everything lavosh and crudites; Deviled Egg Tea Sandwiches with trout roe, tobiko and guindillas on milk bread; and Drakes in Capes, mini duck franks with whipped honey mustard.

Diners will also discover a riff on Oysters Rockefeller wrapped in coppa and baked in chili butter at the raw bar; Spicy Tuna with a black and sushi rice crisp; and Chilled Shrimp Cocktail served Bloody Mary style. Entrees brings Miso Brined Steelhead Trout with caraflex cabbage, coconut, and black lime; and The ‘Private’ Burger, dry aged with Iceberg remoulade and muenster cheese; among others.

The space is quintessential New York with hardwood floors done in a classic chevron pattern, cushy chocolate-colored banquettes and a hand-built vintage-inspired oak and stone bar with a unique custom built-in audio system. There’s even a picture of a wooly mammoth gracing the wall.

The Wooly is located at 390 Broome Street, at Mulberry St, New York, NY. For more information, visit