The Nixon Room
The Nixon Room takes inspiration from 1970s cocktail bars. To enter, you walk through a nondescript brass door and down a vine-covered alley. Inside, the low-lit room features tanned leather, marble, walnut panelling, and a scattering of polaroids.
When it comes to the menu, the kitchen puts an elevated spin on retro classics. That might be a caviar bump with a shot of iced Belvedere Vodka, a fried nori crisp topped with tuna tartare and wakame emulsion, or frozen cucumbers compressed in bay-leaf oil and seasoned with mountain pepper.
The bar includes around five signature cocktails and four Martinis. There are elaborate cocktails like the God Complex, made with a combination of Scotch whiskies, amaretto, hazelnut and roast banana. It’s then blowtorched till maple smoke wafts from the glass. From the Martini list, there’s also the Watergate (a nod to the bar’s namesake), made with Plymouth Gin, Maidenii Dry Vermouth, Oscar 697 Vermouth Bianco and bergamot.
A concise by-the-glass wine list of premium options is available, including chablis, red burgundy and an American zinfandel. There are also a few champagnes available by the bottle, if you want to splurge (1970s politician style).
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