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Wild Ivy to Open in Gramercy
October 9, 2023, 7:27.09 pm ET


Photos: Wild Ivy

Wild Ivy (293 Third Avenue), a sexy new drinking and dining destination, will open on Wednesday, October 11. Wild Ivy is being brought to life by Mick O’Sullivan, the owner of Bell Book & Candle in the West Village and Peter O’Connell, the owner of both Molly’s and Malones on Third Avenue.

The stunning Abstract Expressionist work of the late artist Rick Librizzi, who lived in the Chelsea Hotel, can be found adorning every wall at Wild Ivy. Sexy low lighting, a gorgeous bar and oversized booths can also be found throughout the 1800-square-foot space.

Bar Director Kelly Jakobs’ cocktail menu include Ruggle’s Choice made with vodka, Kahlua, espresso and pumpkin spice, the color-changing Poison Ivy made with butterfly pea infused Grey Goose, lemon and lavender, Booth’s Hooch with dill infused gin, lime, ginger and beet, Irresistible Irving with rum, lime, peach, cinnamon and angostura, and the South of 23rd with jalapeno infused tequila, lime and a raspberry infused salt rim.

The menu includes Crispy Deviled Eggs, Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings, Mini Meatballs with Chimichurri, a Caesar Sald, Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich, Grilled 16oz Ribeye and a Grilled Cheese and Truffle Sandwich. Guests can also indulge in pizzas including the Italian Flag with buffalo mozzarella, tomato and basil, the Old Stand By made with Ezzo pepperoni or the flavorful Spicy Meatball with Serrano chile.

Happy Hour will be offered on weekdays from 4pm to 7pm with $6 beers, $7 house wine, $4 off of specialty cocktails and $1.50 oysters.

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