The drink pictured above is the "Bohemia," and we also downed a "Lady Johnston" (very tasty) and the nonalcoholic "La Piña." As far as food, we had:
· $8 Radishes, butter-dipped with fleur de sel. Holy moly who ever guessed such simple things could taste so well together?
· $16 Beef tartare with cornichons and horseradish. It's a very tiny portion, barely enough for a taste for two people. It'll only make you hungrier.
· $9 Sweetbreads croustillant with parsley. We love sweetbreads, really we do, but we've never had them presented this way, like spring rolls. While very tasty (and salty), it felt like there was hardly any substance to them. Again, very small portion barely enough for two to get a taste.
For a full experience at The Library, be ready to spend. We sure did, but it was worth it to get in on an impressive space before the somewhat secret place is found out and there's a waitlist. Walk into The Ace's lobby on any night and you'll see what we mean. Go soon, get dressed up a bit for it, and don't try to go upstairs; the second level is just for looks.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for Jaunted]