The hotel bar.
A fixture of business since ... business.
But all hotel bars are not created equal.
With an all-star cast of behind-the-scenes players, including Chef Chris Jones (Napa's The Girl & The Fig), the Slanted Door Group's veteran pastry chef and the man who built the Burritt Room's lauded cocktail program, these banquettes are for closers.
Plus: bars upstairs and down, a cocktail list with plenty of low-alcohol options and a cornucopia of bar bites.
You could almost forgo the table altogether.
The full menu deserves your attention. Veal. Salmon. Oysters. Duck.
The chickpea cakes with marinated feta are a standout place to start.
And the wine program plays both sides of the pond, bridging the Napa and Loire Valleys by the glass and bottle with plenty of bubbles on offer.
The case for the hotel bar: closed.