Inside the already slightly hidden Chez Moi restaurant, a host will escort you through a secret bookcase door and down winding stairs to this rococo Marie Antoinette–inspired drinking den. Perfect for a date night with a variety of seating options, French-themed appetizers like pâté, croquettes, cheeses and even crispy frog legs enhance the anachronistic vibe. Elegant cocktails from craft bar vet Franky Marshall (The Dead Rabbit) include unusual mixers like sesame, black caraway, almond milk or carrot juice, served in unique metal stemware and perfectly presented.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: Marshall herself says the Du Barry (bourbon, Petal & Thorn vermouth, apricot, lemon juice) is the perfect gateway bourbon drink.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: There is a hidden “cave” with padded benches and erotic classic art. If it’s not reserved, you can totally sit there whenever.