A very mysterious business is moving in right next door to where I work and it has everyone wondering....what's behind the velvet rope??
Last week we saw dark red velvet banquettes being moved inside and caught a glimpse of ornate carved interior door frames. We heard one rumor that it was going to be a burlesque speakeasy and another that it would be fine Middle Eastern dining.
As long as we have no idea, the imagination can run wild! So I've compiled a collection of the most exquisite bars and restaurants around the world where I think I would look especially good circa 5:30PM on a workday. If any of these places wanted to move in next door it would be fine by me.
|The Round Robin & Scotch Bar at the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC|
|Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington, DC|
|The Campbell Apartment, New York City|
|King Cole Bar Lounge, St. Regis Hotel, New York City|
|Bemelmans Bar, the Carlyle, New York City|
|Monkey Bar, Hotel Elysee, New York City|
|Rose Bar, Gramercy Park Hotel, New York City|
|The Hemingway Bar, Hotel Ritz, Paris|
|Paris Bar, NYC|
|George V Hotel Bar, Paris|
|Arnaud's French 75 Bar, New Orleans|
|Harry's New York Bar, Paris|
|The Merchant Hotel, Belfast|