Bachelorettes now have a new dining and drinking destination where they can bid their singlehood adieu: on Thursday, Room Service Restaurant Lounge will unveil a revamped hybrid dining-disco experience where the last one left off: the former Bed space on Washington Avenue.
No themed detail was spared in owners Tamara Young and Richard Ford’s attempt to create a 5-star luxury hotel vibe. Guests are seated by bellhopping hostesses, happy hour is dubbed “Early Check-In,” and diners choose bites from the menu’s divided sections: Check-In (appetizers), Enjoy Your Stay (entrees), and Stay A While (desserts).
The key to a satisfactory stay at Room Service, we're told, is to experience all the amenities. Wall-adjacent C-shaped booths are the best seats in the house, with unobstructed views of the entire jewel-toned space, from the free-standing LCD wall on one end of the floor to the DJ booth on the other. Beaded curtains between tables provide an illusion of privacy meant to tantalize the most curious of on-lookers into craning their necks to see who’s who.
For dinner, Chef Miguel Emmanuelli serves up American fare with Latin flair. Starters include the Room Service Dip Trio with roasted red pepper, spinach and artichoke, and asparagus dips; fried Coconut Panko Shrimp with mango chutney; and Lobby Sliders. Basic main meals like filet mignon, grilled salmon, and Penthouse Penne prep patrons for a long night in the lounge.
Dining winds down around 11 p.m., when French maids take over where the wait staff left off and a live DJ settles into the booth. In addition to bottle service, Room Service delivers the requisite South Beach mixology, with a laundry list of aptly named libations: Lights Out, the Presidential Suite, and 3 Days, 2 Nights, for example.
For now, the lounge lights up on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, each with a respective promotable premise (sports mania, ladies night, hip hop and the like).