Mon-Sat, 6pm-4am; Sun, closed
F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.
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Not actually a hotel, Ravi Patel's LES spot is named after a French World War II safe house, is retro in design. Unmarked doors transport you into Patel's version of 1940's Paris. The room exudes warmth as dark mahogany wood panels blend with the deep red leather pin tucked banquettes, under the glow of flickering exposed bulbs, candles, and a gold floral pattern that bounces off dark wallpaper. Cozy up in the banquettes or sit at the bar, where friendly bartenders are happy to explain the cocktail list, which features modern twists on old-school classics. They'll lead you towards their three most popular concoctions: The Pineapple Express (pineapple, jalapeno tequila, cane syrup, and grenadine), Whisky Tango (their spin on a whisky sour), and Oscar Mike (an old-fashioned with honey). Mix up your night with the attached rooftop restaurant or underground dance club SGTs.Extra
Hotel Chantelle's rooftop restaurant, featuring a French Mediteranean-themed menu from chef Jeffrey Kreisel, is open Monday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.