Alen Lin, 2/1/08
Here we have Chloe, the westside lounge from eastsides (at least Hollywood's) Laurie Mulstay and Ron Marino. Mulstay calls it a modern take on a 1930s French lounge, filled with velvety animal print sofas, and server girls in fashionable gray uniforms with red sashes. Already aces at bringing a certain chillax vibe to their places, Chloe rests somewhere between two: It has food as good as Magnolia (bacon-wrapped dates, mac and cheese, burgers), but it's not a restaurant; and it's not as much bar as The Bar. But there are some killer signature cocktails. There's a door guy who'll probably ask if you have reservations---odd considering how tiny the place is---and don't even bother looking for a sign, so maybe it's a little speakeasy, too. More in Plywood, Metromix and UrbanDaddy.