Behind a bookcase in The Cavalier is Marianne's, a secret bar named after the woman who had an affair with Mick Jagger. The once-private lounge -- to get in, you had to punch a members-only code into a keypad and wait for someone to let you in -- changed its policy in 2016, making it open to the public. Along with a more flexible door policy (a waitress at The Cavalier will show you how to get in) Marianne's 2.0 traded its 19th century English parlor vibe for an edgier, 70's rock & roll one.
If you think of the Cavalier, the London-inspired brasserie adjacent to Hotel Zetta, as a well-dressed Brit with a job in finance, expense account, and an appreciation for classic pub fare with an upscale twist, then Marianne’s is its wild younger sister who gets her tattoos in Camden Town, appreciates discretion, and stays out late dancing because her lifestyle doesn’t require burdens like alarm clocks and 9-to-5 jobs. They’re both excellent venues of their own accord, but Marianne’s is where you go for a lingering date, drinks with that group of friends who always stay for one too many, or an impromptu late-night cocktail. The vibe is vintage rock and roll, animal prints, plush seating, candlelit ambiance, and books and objets d’art throughout.
How to get in: Marianne’s is available for private parties and is softly reopening to the public (with a caviar program coming later this fall). Send an email to: email@example.com to be added to the availability list that will be sent out weekly (as of mid-fall 2022).