Nelson Blue is what I like to refer to as a crossover vehicle. Like an Infinity FX45, its sporty, fast, hot and sleek, yet comfortable, smooth and dependable. By day, it's a can't miss Wall Street lunch spot. After work, slick (albeit currently humbled and much quieter) Wall Streeters schmooz clients while local hipsters and sophisticates alike enjoy the best Kiwi Panty Removers (a must try!) this side of Nelson, New Zealand in a relaxed, feel good ambience. NB morphs ever so subtly into a happening dinner destination from 7-10pm offering delish apps and entres, and then again into a club-esq scene (sans the attitude) on Thursday-Saturday nights. But wait, that's not all. Late night it becomes a saving grace, oasis in the desert type after hours spot (when you just want a good, stiff drink from a friendly staff at 2 a.m. on a Thursday). You name it, NB's got something for everyone. \r
At times, NB reminds me a bit of that old man's bar we all loved from back in the day, but with delicious kiwi delights, great music, lighting, replete draft selection, great wine choices and a array of Belgian imports (always served in their proper glass). \r
And, yes, Nelson Blue is not remotely lacking in its bevy of smoking hot bartenders and waitresses (well, the female ones anyway). The previous poster got it partially right. Vanessa (one of the owners) is as hot as they come. Black hair, smoldering almond eyes and a face that will melt you. But she has some stiff competition from her 2 co-owners, Michelle and Diane. Michelle is a striking, slender, brunette who doubles as a bartender and possibly a model. Diane is a tall, stunning blonde with eyes that are blue like windex! These have to be the 3 hottest owners anywhere in NYC. Jamie behind the bar will have you on your knees begging for more...drinks, of course. And Emily & Kelly, 2 of NB's premier waitresses, well, I only have 68 characters left.... You'll just have to come in and see for yourself!!!
Pros: Creative menu, friendly staff, ULTRA CLEAN!!!!
Cons: No beds, so I can't sleep there.