DINING DIARY | DJANGO / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of The Roxy

Image courtesy of The Roxy

One floor below the Roxy Hotel’s sprawling lobby lies a time capsule shrouded in distressed brick, vaulted cavernous ceilings, and the dim glow of Edison bulbs -- the perfect setting for a jazz haunt of a bygone era. Inspired by the Jazz Age boîtes peppered throughout Paris in its heyday, The Django proves a promising contender in New York’s thriving jazz scene with standout design details, state-of-the-art sound system, and cocktail program curated by Little Branch and Silver Lining owner Vito Dieterle, its focal point a weekly lineup of live music from Wednesday to Saturday, starting at 8pm and lasting well into the evening. Cozy up to a red leather banquette opposite the stage and peruse the cocktail menu of juxtaposed classics and variations, from a sherry cobbler with fino sherry and fresh fruit to a “Parisian Blonde” with aged rum, honey curaçao, and cream, not complete without a few selections from the small plates menu, particularly the Welsh rarebit with broiled toast and Vermont cheddar mustard, clams Dieterle with garlic, bacon, and hot cherry peppers, or oysters herbsaint with creme fraîche fennel, cucumber, and herbsaint. Sit back, sip generously, and enjoy the show. Contact your Attaché for reservations.