When you take a Michelin star chef (Gary Hollihead) and put him in a "seven star" hotel, you get Embassy, based on the London outpost of the same name. The restaurant/lounge/nightclub is super-chic, fusing Arab design elements with touchstones of Embassy London's look; glasswork, marble, gold, and silver abound; and there's also a small outdoor terrace. The menu changes regularly, but the focus remains on seafood with starters such as lobster ravioli with seafood minestrone and entrees such as monkfish tail with sautéed goat-cheese gnocchi. Non-seafood fans can choose from a variety of beef dishes such as Venison Wellington with foie gras and truffles; vegetarians should probably eat elsewhere.
The club, which is members-only, is open Monday and Wednesday 7pm to 1am, Tuesday and Thursday through Friday 10pm to 3am; closed Saturday and Sunday.
- © Frommer's 2013