This is dining, Bonnie and Clyde style…
You may have never imagined eating in a turn-of-the-century bank vault, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try it! Having a cocktail or meal at the hidden Trinity Place in FiDi might just be the glamorous winter’s night out you were searching for.
This historic bar and restaurant opened in 2006 after a restauranteur decided to restore the dusty old vault. It was originally commissioned by Andrew Carnegie and the New York Realty Bank and was declared the “the world’s largest and strongest bank vault in the world” in 1904, according to the Trinity Place website.
Because the vault was constructed in upstate New York and was extremely heavy, it had to be sailed down the Hudson River and then moved to its spot in the 115 Broadway building on custom-built railway tracks from Battery Park (it hasn’t been moved from the tracks on that spot since).
Nowadays, you enter Trinity Place and see a 40-foot mahogany bar, surrounded by the original five-inch steel walls that are left exposed. Take a peek at the giant vault doors (there’s an entrance at both ends), each weighing a whopping 35 tons.
The bar menu entails yummy gourmet bites like Mini Wagyu Cheese Burgers, Tuna Tartare Tacos, House-Cured Salmon and Tandoori Chicken Skewers. Cocktails range from an Aperol or St Germain Spritz to a Cucumber Cosmo to a Rye Old Fashioned.
Cheers to NYC history!
Where: 115 Broadway (enter on Cedar St.)
Hours: Varies, see website here.
featured image source: Facebook / Trinity Place