The theme here is Mediterranean out of an old Architectural Digest, in golds and yellows with niches for the bottles and glassware. At the Shoe Shop entrance, heavy stained glass-type lamps light the five high bar stools (the bar itself with a wabi sabi patina of burns and nudges) that are showing their age; closer to the back are lower, comfy chairs and tables to relax in at the end of a long work week. Up high are ferociously dusty retro knick-knacks. When empty it’s comfy in an old world-weary way; when full it’s decorated by the modern moving and shaking patrons.
Runner-up: Deco, 5518 Spring Garden, 423-9795
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