Emmanuelle Offers Sophistication Off the Piazza

Emmanuelle, the cocktail parlor from Tommy Up opens tonight facing away from Piazza at Schmidts both literally and figuratively. The bar faces Hancock Street behind Up’s PYT and also aims to be something very different than what is available on the Piazza. The cocktail lounge is adorned with sexy velvet wallpaper, odd portraits of Napoleon Bonaparte and Farah Fawcett, a Adam Wallacavage octopus chandelier and just enough nooks to disappear into. The drink list is designed by Katie Loeb and turned out by Phoebe Esmon and Michael Burleigh.

For those who have turned away from the Piazza, Emmanuelle offers some sexy sophistication.

Drink Menu at Emmanuelle

Apertif

Kir
Brizard Creme de Cassis, Fournier Sauvignon Blanc – $9

Pastis
Ricard Pastis, Water – $8

Pompier
Brizzard Creme de Cassis, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Club Soda – $10

Kir Royale
Brizard Creme de Cassis, Vacheron Brut – $10

Avec Bubbles

French 75
new Amsterdam Gin, Simple Syrup, fresh lemon juice, Vacheron Brut – $10

Pampered Moose
Combier Pamplemousee Rose, fresh lemon juice, Vacheron Brut -  $10

Framboise
Marie Brizard Raspberry, fresh lemon juice, Vacheron Brut – $10

Abricot
Marie Brizard Apry, fresh lemon juice, Vacheron Brut – $10

Death in the Afternoon
Vieux Carre Absinthe, Vacheron Brut – $12

La Vie en Rose
Sobieski Vodka, Marie Brizard Raspberry, fresh lemon juice, Vacheron Brut – $11

Airmail
Don Q Anejo Rum, fresh lime juice, honey syrup, Angostura bitters, Vacheron Brut – $10

Cocktails Chez Nous

Ritz Paris Bijou
New Amsterdam Gin, Lazzaroni Triplo, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Fee Bros. orange bitters – $11

Blarney Stone
Jameson, Lazzaroni Triplo, Ricard Pastis, Lazzaroni Maraschino – $12

Sex a La’Plage
Sobieski Vodka, Marie Brizzard Peach, Marie Brizzard Raspberry, pineapple juice, cranberry juice – $9

Ti’ Punch
La’Favorite Rhum Agricole, cane syrup, lime – $10

Opera
New Amsterdam Gin, Dubonet Rouge, Lazzaroni Maraschino, Fee Bros. orange bitters – $9

Vieux Carre
Rittenhouse Bonded Rye, St-Remy Brandy, Dolin Rouge Vermouth, Dom Benedictine, Peychaud’s bitters, Angostura bitters – $12

Champs Elysees
St-Remy Brandy, Green Chartreuse, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, Angostura bitters – $12

Leonora’s Sling
El Jimador Blanco, Dolin Rouge Vermouth, Yellow Charrtreuse, fresh lemon juice, fennel essence, Fee Bros. Grapefruit Bittes, club soda – $11

Emmanuelle
Hancock Street and Germantown Avenue (Behind the Piazza)
(215) 791-8090
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  • Natasha

    New Amsterdam gin, Marie Brizard cordials, Sobieski vodka, Don Q rum…wow. The cocktails carry nearly the same price as a bottle of what they’re made with. Jameson is the highest quality liquor on that list.

    Also, correct me if I’m wrong: Is this not located in the back room of PYT?

  • Frank Reynolds

    Pretty much what Natasha said. It’s a game of catch up because PYT is no longer popular, but places like Trestle Inn (among others) are picking up. Unfortunately, they can’t foot the margin on the better booze.

  • Some girl

    “Sexy velvet wallpaper” doesn’t exactly scream “sophistication” to me — but I do appreciate their effort to keep the prices sane.

  • Snuggler

    Sane prices? $13 for a Delirium Tremens is laughable, as is the concept. Pay premium prices to steep yourself in a pot triumphant failure.

  • Anon.

    @Natasha yes it is the back room of PYT. PYT basically redecorated the back room and gave it a new name. It is the same business with the same single liquor license. Although Katie Loeb is an excellent mixologists as are Esmon and Gaal, this is just another Tommy up Bart Barf-stein operation.

  • Katie Loeb

    There’s plenty of higher end spirits on the top shelf, that aren’t listed in the signature cocktails. We would be happy to substitute a brand of your choosing into any of the cocktails with an appropriate up charge. I took a lot of time and effort to wisely choose the brands that would deliver the best value in terms of flavor for the cost, while still keeping the price of the cocktails reasonable. Emmanuelle, like all bars, is a business, not a charity, and is run as such. The markup on designer clothes, legal services ($300/hr., really?), or even a latte at Starbucks is far more egregious than any of the costs in most bars. But folks just want to be haters and talk about things they don’t really understand. No one place can be all things to all people. That’s why there’s chocolate AND vanilla. Please come in with an open mind and see if Emmanuelle is your kind of place. If it is, we look forward to serving you and enjoying your company. If it is not, we wish you well. Pretty simple.