A sliver of a cocktail lounge from the Lotus team of owners and promoters (David Rabin, Jeffrey Jah, Mark Baker, Will Regan), The Double Seven, is nearly two years in the making. Sasha Petraske (the perfectionist, old-school bartender of Milk & Honey fame) has designed a menu of truly delicious libations -- all of which arrive paired with chocolate or cheese -- to make the torture of the Meatpacking district go away. Ask the hostess-co-owner-extraordinaire, Monika Chiang to send over a Pimm's Rangoon posthaste.
Reservations strongly recommended.
The Double Seven
Cocktail lounge, Meatpacking, Lotus, Milk & Honey.
418 West 14th St. 212-981-9099.
Open to the public as of June 13, 2005.