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B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center
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The San Francisco–based Kimpton hotel group has made some changes at the restaurant in its theater-district property, the Muse. The former District space reopened as Nios, after renovations that include the installation of a long marble bar and an accompanying bar-food-oriented menu. To aid in the transformation, Kimpton drafted two California consultants from its inner ranks: the aptly named master sommelier Emily Wines, from Hotel Palomar’s Fifth Floor, and mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout, from Harry Denton’s Starlight Room at the Sir Francis Drake. Their new wine and cocktail lists are meant to complement chef Patricia Williams’s food, from the incremental portions of cheese ($3 each), charcuterie ($4 each), and Christopher Norman truffles ($2 apiece) to gussied-up comfort fare like a grilled “artisanal cheese” sandwich, and large plates like saffron chicken with Israeli couscous (pictured).