Alinea’s Ultra-Luxe cocktail bar

Now five years in the making, Chicago’s Alinea group makes its New York City debut tonight at the top of the Mandarin Oriental with the speakeasy portion of its experimental cocktail bar, The Office.

“This is New York-ified in every single way,” Achatz says. That means double the ceiling height, double the seat capacity (44 here), and incredibly luxe food and drink. The food menu is studded with ingredients like foie gras, jamon Iberico, and caviar, and there’s an entire drink menu devoted to rare spirits that ring in at $500 an ounce.

Read more along with stunning photos of the restaurant here

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