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Solitaire is a fine-dining destination in a renovated Victorian. Mark and Andrea Ferguson erased every last trace of quaintness from the property, stripping down the interior to give it a modern texture while adding a full bar and patios on all sides. The cocktail program has a freewheeling feel: think mezcal-sherry spritzers, jalapeño Hemingways, and a mix-and-match selection of gins and tonics. And constantly changing small plates like uni-quail yolk shooters or charred octopus in saffron zabaglione with black garlic and roasted grapes combine luxury with novelty. Sure, you’ll still be paying traditional fine-dining prices here -- but you’ll have an untraditionally fine time doing it.

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