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The Dish: The Bar at The Bowery Hotel, The Inn LW12, Anthos

1) East Village: We begin this edition of the Dish with the bar at The Bowery Hotel in the East Village. The place comes to us from two veterans of the NY nightlife scene—Eric Goode and Sean MacPherson. Maybe you've been to the Maritime Hotel, the Park, B Bar or Waverly Inn, the duo's other properties. To us, the Bowery Hotel seemed one part downtown hipstery hangout and one part Gramercy Park Hotel, with a dark-green-hued taxidermy-stuffed bar area and a lounge filled with plush chairs and couches. Gridskipper took a look inside and was infinitesimally more impressed than we were:

Though I'm sure the hotel will get a lot of slack for imitating the Gramercy Park Hotel, (most of it planted by the GPH PR people) it is actually better-crafted and more comfortable. Yeah, they both have fireplaces. but there's no Kaavya Viswanathan shit going on here. Gridskipper recommends you go early and go often. We say there's a two to three week window when the place isn't going to be slammed. Bring your smoking jacket and $23 for two cocktails.
What the 'skip doesn't mention: the place's two soon-to-open restaurants (one being the Italian restaurant Gemma and the other a "super stealth" Japanese joint), and the bar on the roof. Well, we're not 100% sure of the last one—the info was teased out of a hotel staffer. We're certainly hoping it's true. (335 Bowery, btw 2nd & 3rd Sts, (212) 505-9100) [G'skip]

2) Meatpacking: MePa czar Jeffrey Jah, the man behind Lotus and Double Seven, has thrown open the doors to his new restaurant-lounge The Inn LW12. The spot is located on, yes, Little West 12th Street. The other big name behind the venture is chef Daniel Boulud, who consulted on the Canadian menu. If anyone can make Canadian food hot, it's Boulud, right? Well, one can only wait and see. From NY Mag, we learn that the place will be open till 4am nightly and will serve dishes like "duck-leg soup, pickled herring, and Guinness-braised steak with mashed parsnips." (7 9th Ave at 12th St, (212) 206-0300) [NY Mag]

2) Midtown West: Chef Michael Psilakis and restaurateur Donatella Arapia are set to debut their Greek spot Anthos on Monday. Psilakis, a master with raw fish (example being the crudo at Dona, the duo's recently shuttered Greek-Italian eatery) will prepare "Greek sushi" at this new spot. More color available over at TONY. (36 W 52nd St, btwn 5th and 6th Aves (212) 582-6900) [TONY]

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