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Grand Central Terminal, 15 Vanderbilt
New York City, NY 10017
Originally the private office apartment of 1920's mogul John W. Campbell, the luxurious thirteenth century Italian-decorated apartment is now a cocktail lounge serving up prohibition era favorites inside Grand Central Terminal. The apartment was purchased by Campbell and his wife as a place to work and entertain in evening as their home was quite a ways outside the city. The room has been restored to expose the beauty of the woodwork, rich carpets, and leaded glass windows.
Located off the West Balcony at the Southwest corner of the building, you enter through an outside door into a marbled lobby with a bar of it's own. Enter The Campbell Apartment through a small entry way up a short flight of stairs. They offer a list of wines by the glass as well as imported beers, but the specialty here is the signature cocktails.
The Penicillin is a blend of Famous Grouse scotch whisky with Laphroaig single malt scotch whisky, honey syrup, and ginger liqueur. Perfect for a cold December day. We also tried the Gin Gin Swizzle; Brooklyn gin, ginger liqueur, almond syrup, fresh lime juice, and topped with sparkling wine. The drink was very crisp and refreshing and was served in a tall Collins glass with a lemon twist. The most popular drink is the Prohibition Punch. This consists of Passion Fruit juice, Appleton Rum Estate VX, Gran Gala VSOP, and topped with Moet & Chandon Champagne served in a snifter over ice.
The cocktails are pricey ($15-20) but the atmosphere was well worth it. This seems to be a popular spot with those that work in the Grand Central area before catching the train.