For a decade and a half, Cliff’s Edge has been serving up some of the East Side’s finest cocktails and seasonal cuisine. Sitting along Sunset Boulevard, the interior is filled with aged wood and vintage furniture, making the bar area seem miles away from its Silver Laker location. Diners are also welcome to to get a table out back (though a reservation might be needed), where they can feast underneath a lush forest canopy.
The fare leans meat heavy, but there are also a plethora of fresh seasonal vegetables on offer, making the menu appealing to all. Cheese and charcuteries are chosen by the chef nightly, while a number of savory pastas are also available. Oysters are on the menu, and are an excellent partner for the restaurant’s exceptional cocktails.
The first come, first serve bar has been shaking and stirring colorful indulgences with the best of them for years, and it seems an almost necessary stop for any cocktail enthusiast who finds themselves in the neighborhood. The drink menu is always evolving, but jewel’s like the Drop a Gem (Gem & Bolt mezcal, green chartreuse, luxardo, lime, cucumber) have enough of a dedicated following to wield menu staying power, not to mention make appearances on other cocktail menus around the city.
Elsewhere, the Green Hills of Africa comes made with Flor de Caña rum, lime, grapefruit, basil, Suze, and makes the most of its floral and earthy nature. We’d also encourage you to just let the bartender take a shot at mixing up something unique for your palette.
Brunch offers its own cocktail menu along with the opportunity to dine in the shade of one of the best weekend breakfast settings in the city. Along with the usual Bloody Marys and Mimosas, there is a Kimchi Bloody Mary made with charred green tomato and a Market Sangria, which is constructed with fresh fruit and Cognac.