Owner Jerry Slater offers one of the city's most compelling cocktail programs, compiling a list that combines tradition and innovation. His bartenders turn out the city's finest rendition of a Vieux Carré, the classic New Orleans drink made with Sazerac rye. But with equal skill they concoct drinks like the Tres Hombres, a potion of mescal, rum, and Dolin Blanc vermouth. Groups should consider sharing a punch bowl served in fancy crystal glassware.
The menu at this restaurant in a former train depot can yield satisfying dishes but has yet to live up to the excellence of the drinks. Stick to small plates for the biggest successes.