I had watched the progress of a restaurant being build in the space where Pizza Vinoteca was located just off Union Square on the south side of 15th Street. Lotus Blue opened in September while I was in France.

I stopped by recently to meet a colleague for a drink. She ordered a Tito’s and fresh orange juice ($12). The friendly bartender has just made a batch with mostly oranges plus one grapefruit.  I ordered the same but made with their chili-infused tequila as I wanted my drink a bit spicier. With the fresh juice, both were refreshingly delicious!

I will for sure return as the menu looked good, and this Chinese-style restaurant was filled with mostly Asians. A good indication of the quality of the food.

Lotus Blue
Union Square
15 Union Square W
New York, NY 10003