Black Duck 122 E. 28th St. (Park & Lexington Aves.)
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This hidden gem offers shelter from the barrage of Murray Hill frat bars around the corner. Blink and you’ll miss the tucked-away entrance that leads to this gentlemanly bar attached to the Park South Hotel. Reminiscent of the high-class dens of 1930s literature, the front lounge area offers a crackling fireplace and plush armchair seating overlooking the candlelit dining room and the generously stocked mahogany bar. The dining area offers romance and seafood (entrées range from $13-$26) while the bar entertains upscale 30-something singles and businessmen. Whether they come for the live jazz on Friday and Saturday or for a late-night White Cosmo ($10), the clientele are top-shelf drinkers who ponder the difference between rye and bourbon with the ardor of a generation of New Yorkers long gone.