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The Stars Align at the Little Dipper Cocktail Bar in Midtown
May 2, 2024, 5:41.02 pm ET


Photos: Nick Johnson

Little Dipper, the immersive, astrology-inspired cocktail bar from partners Bobby Papachryssanthou and Steven Duran, formerly of The Tao Group, opens in Midtown.

Little Dipper pays tribute to the horoscopes and their energies by offering ingredient-driven, vibrant cocktails with each beverage inspired by one of the zodiac signs, alongside a menu of small plates and tableside handroll service.

Cocktails include Warrior Vibe (Aries) with whiskey, aloe honey, cherry bitters and a tableside infusion of green tea; King of the Jungle (Leo) with vodka, pineapple ginger shrub, Le Moné, maple, gum arabic and topped with elderflower tonic; Star Maiden (Virgo) arugula-infused mezcal; marshmallow root-infused banana, simple syrup, lime and aperitivo float; Balance (Libra) with strawberry infused amaro, absinthe and cinnamon cream and Devoted (Cancer) with dill infused gin, brennivin, lemon and gooseberry, among others.

On the menu, look for shareable dishes such as Chicken Bites & Caviar served with french onion dip; Eggs on Toast, egg salad on a toasted potato bun with trout roe and shaved radish; Lil Dip, tuna tartare with diced avocado and caviar; and Uni Tater Tots served with lemon citrus mayo. There is also a selection of Seasonal Nigiri such as Amberjack, King Salmon, and Wagyu.

Additionally, handroll service will be offered tableside on a Japanese-style street cart with options such as Toro, Spicy Scallop and Uni, and large party reservations can even add on a $95 12-piece sushi omakase curated by the team behind Ten Homakase.

The intimate, subterranean space features blue velvet banquette seating and screens on the ceiling to imitate the night sky with shooting stars. Guests enter the bar downstairs through a stairway with a mural of constellation and zodiac-inspired scenes, with posters from New York construction sites painted by local artist John Herbert Wright. The ceiling boasts screens that emulate the night sky and shooting stars, providing for an immersive experience.

Little Dipper is located at located at 135 W. 30th Street, between 6th and 7th avenues, in Manhattan. For more information, visit