Daisy Posted November 17, 2012 Share Posted November 17, 2012 I met a friend here last night for drinks and between us we had four excellent (as well they should be at $15) cocktails. My Bijou contained gin, Carpano vermouth, chartreuse and was really very fine. It was strong and slightly sweet and I decided to go for a vesper as my second drink because I wanted something a bit more astringent. Great version. Our server was terrific---we were at one of the stand up tables in the bar along with about a thousand others and her efficiency was impressive. Annoyance: I arrived around 5:50 and when I asked the Library major domo for seats for two (I spied at least 6 empty seats)she said 'are you a guest of the hotel?' 'No? Then it will be a 45 minute wait.' She wasn't exactly rude, but I would say her reply was crisp bordering on curt. Even more annoying was that when colleagues of a fellow I was chatting with in the main bar arrived he, who was not a guest at the hotel (I know this because it came up in our discussion), and his party were ushered into the library after a very short wait by the same woman who had brushed me off. Grrrr. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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