Food & Drink

Mandarin Bar

Sitting on the 23rd floor of the brand new Mandarin Oriental, Mandarin Bar gets swanky with floor-to-ceiling windows, discreet seating separated by fabric panels, and a towering wall of booze backlit by the Strip. They're serving small plates like lobster cocktail w/ Siamese relish, and smoked duck with Asian slaw & plum sauce, plus specialty imbibeables like the The Golden Leaf (Hendrick's, Aperol, muddled mandarin, pineapple, fresh lime juice, simple syrup), and the Cavalier, with Congac, Cointreau, oregat, apricot jam, fresh lemon juice, and orange bitters, who you'd think would be far more glad, considering this time, you didn't say banana.