The St Regis just poured a lot of money ($2 million, if you're counting) into the creation of their new bar, where you can enjoy Adour small plates and seasonal cocktails on Chesterfield sofas near the fireplace. So even if you don't fully agree that it looks like "a modern take on the traditional English club", make like the English and be polite by pretending
The place has a certain je ne super-expensive-quoi, with crystal chandeliers hanging from intricately carved ceilings, and herringbone wood flowers catching the light from those massive windows
Hors d'oeuvres include a sampling of salmon tartare, eggplant caviar, octopus w/ celery & fennel, Spanish anchovies, fresh ricotta, and country bread, which feels super unsophisticated around the other samplers
Hopefully you're not pinched for cash, because even the wraps are full of lobster
Four spots on the cocktail list will rotate with the seasons, but "wine in mind" drinks are there to stay, and include this Lost Spaniard, a mix of Lustau Amontillado, mescal, Dolin Blanc, and burnt orange, as the remodel has already burned through green.