If you are looking for a new and elegant lounge that has a sexy ambiance, amazing cocktails, delicious food menu, excellent service and great music, then Ascent Lounge in New York City will be your new go to spot for an exciting night out on the town! Ascent Lounge is NYC’s premiere destination offering a variety of cocktails, and a food menu that rivals other top-notch restaurants. From their seasonal to signature cocktails, you really can’t go wrong with any choice. Ascent Lounge’s cocktail and food options please all palates. This is the perfect place for a Winter or Summer night out in the city with friends, co-workers or even better…a romantic date night with that special someone.
The Hot Zone had the pleasure of visiting Ascent Lounge on a recent beautiful February Saturday night, arriving at 11:30pm. We were greeted by their friendly, courteous Hostess, who led us to our table which had ambient candles to create a romantic feel. The lounges’ lighting is dimly lite giving a warm and cozy feel. We were then immediately greeted by the Hospitality Operations Manager Geoff Dailey who showed us around the lounge and made us feel right at home with a beautiful table over looking Central Park, what an amazing view.
The night began with delicious cocktails which included a Pop Rocks-Berry Sorbet Punch, Ciroc Apple Cosmo and a Chocolate Martini. Geoff was extremely helpful and recommending cocktails to us after hearing what our taste buds were in the mood for. We wanted something light & sweet and something that had the taste of dessert as well. We have to say their cocktails are probably the best that we have had. They were so good and actually packed a punch, yet light and refreshing at the same time. The cocktails were so delicious that we couldn’t stop raving about them. This prompted Geoff to introduce us to the man behind the magic, Beverage Manager, Matija Rajak. We like to refer to him as the “Magical Mixologist” because his cocktails were pure magic!
Geoff asked us if we were hungry, but since we had dinner earlier in the night, we were not terribly hungry, but definitely had room to try an appetizer. Geoff was nice enough to send out the Ascent Mixed Platter which consisted of Roasted almonds, assorted olives, assorted cheeses, roasted baby carrots, shrimp and chorizo skewers, mango chipotle bbq chicken skewers, honey and pineapple glazed meatballs, filet mignon skewers and lobster tail skewers. Yeah all of that!!! WOW!!! This platter was to die for!! I mean you can’t go wrong with this variety of food which is great for a party group….Ahhh, it was soooo good. The filet mignon skewers were juicy and seasoned to perfection and made just the way we like it. The mango chipotle bbq chicken skewers were bursting with flavor and the honey and pineapple glazed meatballs were delicious. Everything in the Ascent Mixed Platter tasted amazing and was cooked and seasoned to perfection. This is definitely a must get if you visit Ascent Lounge and feeling hungry as the portions are generous and it tastes magnificent.
From their friendly staff, to an amazing menu and elegant ambiance, Ascent Lounge has built its stellar reputation on providing the ultimate lounge experience. The Hot Zone will definitely be back as we thoroughly enjoyed our whole night, so much that we closed the place out…literally we were the last two guests to leave the lounge. Hearing about it and experiencing it is a completely different ball game, so we highly recommend that you check it out for yourself and make your reservation today.
About Ascent Lounge:
Ascent Lounge, by City Nights Hospitality, introduces elevated nightlife with stunning city views, premium cocktails and cuisine, exceptional service and elegant, contemporary design by Jeffrey Beers. The venue is the newest member of The Restaurant and Bar Collection in The Shops at Columbus Circle at one of New York’s most iconic locations, Time Warner Center.
Behind Ascent Lounge:
Ascent Lounge is the latest concept creation by nightlife innovators, Brian and Carrie Packin. In 2009, the power couple along with financial partners Dave and Lori Nader, launched City Nights Hospitality and its flagship location, 48 Lounge, within Rockefeller Center’s McGraw Hill Building. In its first year, 48 Lounge was awarded the Zagat Award of Excellence. City Nights Hospitality’s success and numerous accolades can be directly attributed to Brian’s invaluable experience within up-market nightlife and dining, as well as his unwavering high standards for product and service quality. In addition, Carrie’s poise and creative aptitude for production, marketing and aesthetics are the driving force behind the flourishing brand. Together their extensive network within the entertainment, sports and hospitality industries have all helped attract its consistently trendsetting, sophisticated and discerning clientele.
10 Columbus Circle, 4th Floor
New York, Ny 10019
P: (212) 823-9770