Cleverly hidden behind Proper Slice, a street side pizza-by-theslice concept by the folks behind Lucali BYGB, Corduroy Palace is a watering hole for the modern bon vivant — a place to see and be seen in a rather unlikely location. Here, classic American fare is accompanied by a handful of local favorites, as well as a unique selection of wines and cocktails.
Corduroy Palace is best described as a love child between a dive bar in middle America and a grand hotel ballroom, which gives you an idea of what to expect from the menu. On one hand, you get to indulge in items like freshly shucked oysters, crab legs, and a thick slab of prime rib accompanied by an incredibly loaded baked potato. On the other, it’s elevated diner fare, so think sandwiches like turkey, chicken, and egg salad, alongside Chicken Cordon Bleu and Mexican tamales. An unexpected addition is the xiao long bao from famed hawker stall You Peng, whose luxe factor is cranked up with the addition of caviar.
Where drinks are concerned, Corduroy Palace boasts 10 wine coolers flanking the long wine hall, where natural and biodynamic wines share the space with classic and cult wines, as well as a variety of bubbly. While there is no extensive cocktail menu, Corduroy Palace will be able to share a small and concise list of classic tipples that include a Manhattan, Gimlet, Fernet and Cola, and a Dirty Martini, to name a few.