Bazaar & Katsuya: they're finally here
The SLS Hotel is far more attractive since it turned from a giant wall that said "Coming Soon" into a Philippe Starck-designed masterpiece. You, on the other hand, will be far less attractive after taking down a plethora of real-deal eats and cocktails in its two baller restaurants
The Bazaar: Latin-inspired Bazaar's more high-energy "Rojo" dining room's adorned with black leather communal tables and a lucha libre mask-wearing bull, while the more-subdued "Blanca" room rocks a vintage-looking bar that's actually the cooking area, and an enormous seashell chandelier that she sells by the seashore... for probably like a billion dollars
James Beard-winning José Andrés crafts Cuban coffee-rubbed churrasco, Iberico-stuffed Cubanos, plus a frozen blue cheese/lemon marmalade sando. Also great: a tableside-made Cuba Libre, and a Fishbowl Margarita they claim is "classier than you might think", unless you thought it was classier than they thought you might think it is. Whatever, it's somewhat classy.
all pizza! sushi like baked crab hand rolls, plus plates of kiwi scallops, ginger scallion lamb chops, and foie-topped Kobe
Keep things going upstairs in Katsuya's Dragon Lounge, in which you can stare at illuminated red lips aplenty while downing sakes or cocktails like the Burning Mandarin w/ vodka & serrano chile, or the traditional vodka/ yuzu/ ginger Dragon, which will make pretty much anything look more attractive.