I went to Matsuri for dinner last night (delicious, as everyone said it would be- I'd skip the sushi and sashimi and stick to the other dishes, which are definitely the specialty here. Black Cod in Sake was devine, as were the mushrooms baked in paper. But that's not the point of this post).
I was intrigued by the outdoor bar in the courtyard of the Maritime Hotel (on 9th ave). There's also a small indoor space, with a ping pong table, but the majority of the seating is outdoor. Anyone been here? What's it like? Is it strictly cocktails? Do they have food too? Is it expensive?