New in Town: Plat 99


0313-DISH-PLAT-99Located on the second level of the modern Alexander hotel, the high-end hot cocktail spot Plat 99 is fantastically hip (or annoying, depending on your disposition for designer libations). The sparkling space exudes catalog-cool, with white-on-chrome community tables, soft, low-slung chairs, colorful Mexican tile, and brightly colored lanterns.

Photo by Tony Valainis

Chic snacks like oysters, sushi, and cheese and meat boards are served at the bar, along with short-rib paninis, pork arepas, and foie gras profiteroles. And a spirit of historical authenticity guides the cocktails. General manager Michael Gray (formerly of The Libertine) has made sure of that, with a timeline-themed menu based on the year the libation was invented. Feeling Victorian? Order an Absinthe concoction, served with a sugar cube and water. Or go back to the 1980s and slurp on a tart Cosmopolitan. If you were going to dress the part, though, we’d prefer to see petticoats and crinoline, not spandex and Aqua Net hair-poufs. 333 S. Delaware St., 855-200-3002.

Photo by Tony Valainis

This article appeared in the March 2013 issue.

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