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Submitted by rsandoval     November 04, 2010    
 
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622 Third Avenue
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212-808-8110

La Biblioteca de Tequila

The catalog at La Biblioteca features 400 bottles, the works of famed haciendas, small batch distillers and artisanal producers. Blue agave-based spirits from Tequila are listed alongside Mezcals and Sotols from Oaxaca, Durango and beyond.

Just as mezcaleros have done for generations, we invite you to compare and contrast the flavors and textures imparted by age, terrain and the highly guarded techniques used by Mexico’s Tequila distilling families. Salud!

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What a fantastic venue for tequila lovers! The bartender was extremely helpful and the manager talked with us for 30 minutes. Atmosphere extremely condusive to set back relax and enjoy top quality tequilas and mezcals.
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96
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95
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Reviewed by dasypus November 25, 2010
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What a fantastic venue for tequila lovers! The bartender was extremely helpful and the manager talked with us for 30 minutes. Atmosphere extremely condusive to set back relax and enjoy top quality tequilas and mezcals.

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This is one of New York’s hidden treasures in my book. The moment you come down the stairs you enter an upscale and comfortable library like setting, as the walls are lined with beautiful wooden lockers that contain countless handcrafted tequilas on display. Scattered throughout this swanky atmosphere, are many dark leather couches so you can almost kick back to unwind and relax, as this bar knows how to set the stage to experience high end tequilas and cocktails.

The warmth of this establishment is mirrored by the management, bartenders and staff as they are almost more inviting than the atmosphere itself. You will be well taken care of as they work with you to recommend tequilas and mixed drinks based on questions to understand what flavors you enjoy as well as the mood you are in. I have never experienced anything like this and I’m no amateur when it comes to the finer tequilas or mixing a fine drink. Included in this experience is a “tequila librarian” named Courtenay Greenleaf, which I would say should be referred to as a tequila sommelier. Her in-depth knowledge of the agave spirit, from the harvest, through all the various production methods, is quite impressive.

This place is a “must see” as it will not disappoint. My only fear is that it will get too crowded to enjoy as I am seeing it gain in popularity. Don’t forget to order some of the fine Latin Asian appetizers and other fusion cuisine items on their menu that is available at the bar as well as upstairs at Zengos hit restaurant, as well.
Overall rating 
 
97
Agave Spirit Selection 
 
96
Food 
 
96
Price 
 
98
Knowledge - Service 
 
98
Ambiance 
 
98
Reviewed by roylewis November 15, 2010
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This is one of New York’s hidden treasures in my book. The moment you come down the stairs you enter an upscale and comfortable library like setting, as the walls are lined with beautiful wooden lockers that contain countless handcrafted tequilas on display. Scattered throughout this swanky atmosphere, are many dark leather couches so you can almost kick back to unwind and relax, as this bar knows how to set the stage to experience high end tequilas and cocktails.

The warmth of this establishment is mirrored by the management, bartenders and staff as they are almost more inviting than the atmosphere itself. You will be well taken care of as they work with you to recommend tequilas and mixed drinks based on questions to understand what flavors you enjoy as well as the mood you are in. I have never experienced anything like this and I’m no amateur when it comes to the finer tequilas or mixing a fine drink. Included in this experience is a “tequila librarian” named Courtenay Greenleaf, which I would say should be referred to as a tequila sommelier. Her in-depth knowledge of the agave spirit, from the harvest, through all the various production methods, is quite impressive.

This place is a “must see” as it will not disappoint. My only fear is that it will get too crowded to enjoy as I am seeing it gain in popularity. Don’t forget to order some of the fine Latin Asian appetizers and other fusion cuisine items on their menu that is available at the bar as well as upstairs at Zengos hit restaurant, as well.

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