DINING DIARY | THE DAISY / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of Céline Bossart for Luxury Attaché

Image courtesy of Céline Bossart for Luxury Attaché

The Upper East Side’s latest opening is shaking things up, thanks to the team behind Agave. The Daisy, a dimly-lit intimate space with 100 seats and a candlelit wooden bar hugging the entrance’s right wall, features an ambiance as beautifully composed as its small collection of dishes and specialty cocktails. Dark reclaimed wood panels sourced from a Hell’s Kitchen church meet soft, grey walls blending into the ceiling, a tunnel into additional seating toward the back. The 85th Street cornerstone, just shy of its one-month birthday, is quickly becoming the neighborhood’s newest haven for tequila connoisseurs and foodies alike with the bar’s extensive selection of small-batch varieties, making appearances in many of the craft cocktails on the menu -- a welcome (and fitting) move given its West Village predecessor, known primarily for shaking up the best margarita in town. Roasted pork belly and mezcal negronis, anyone? Contact your Attaché for reservations.