Not actually a hotel, Benjamin Shih’s LES spot is named after a French World War II safe house, and, like his Williamsburg spots Sweet Ups and Royal Oak, is retro in design. Unmarked doors transport you into Shih’s version of 1940’s Paris. The room exudes warmth as dark mahogany wood panels blend with the deep red leather pin tucked banquettes, under the glow of flickering exposed bulbs, candles, and a gold floral pattern that bounces off dark wallpaper. Cozy up in the banquettes or sit at the bar, where friendly bartenders are happy to explain the cocktail list, which features modern twists on old-school classics. They’ll lead you towards their three most popular concoctions: The Bramble (their signature take on a blackberry sour), Whisky Tango (their spin on a whisky sour), and Oscar Mike (an old-fashioned with honey). Mix up your night with the attached rooftop restaurant or underground dance club SGTs. NY Mag Samantha Zalaznick

92 Ludlow St., New York, NY
nr. Delancey Street
212-254-9100