Feel the nuance of the middle east and explore your sense of taste at this hip and trendy bar/restaurant. Marlin, Jeff, and Adam (owners) definitely knew what they were doing when they created this exquisite space. Whether it’s the ever-changing colored-lights, the floor to ceiling mirrors, or the delicate placed dragonflies in various scenes definitely makes you want to wander around and see what else is hidden in this lounge.
From the gorgeous greens, the outragous oranges, and the poppin’ purples, dragonfly lounge is a classy getaway for astounding service.
The managers of this bar also co-own the Garage bar, just a few feet down from the lounge. The bar has been open for about 17 months, but the kitchen is fairly new, being only open 4 months. They started with just a sushi bar but really wanted full kitchen service. Some of the cooks from “One Walnut” and Luxe (both excellent restaurants in the area) partnered to create the fantastic menu.
The lounge offers an extensive variety of red and white wine. An eclectic selection of specialty, import, and domestic beers are right at your fingertips. If your feeling crazy, try a Sake Bomb, or just one of the 9 different Sake flavors. They have $8 cocktails featuring a non-traditional menu. They even have Singapore Slings, something my mom always aks for when we go out and the waiter or bartender is like “Huh?” ( Note to self: Take mom to Dragonfly Lounge) Happy Hour is from 4p-7pm and it is $2 off beer, glasses of wine, all cocktails, and sushi menu (except the Vegetarian).
The Dragonfly Lounge gets a lot of it’s food inspiration using many pan-asian thematics and ingredients. The Sushi menu entices the tastebuds varying from the above mentioned Vegetarian to, wait for it, the Dragonfly, which consists of crab, lettuce, miso-ginger, and Masago (fish-eggs). The lounge’s small plates range from a Black Bass Carpaccio to Pork Shoulder Meatballs. The Large plates are more diverse, offering a simple Cheeseburger made your way (sorry Burger King!!) to a Vegetarian Soba which is a tsume glazed smoked tofu, buckwheat noodles, scallions, shitake mushrooms, with a lime sesame dressing. If your feeling adventurous, try the Chef’s Whim, which is a 3-course degustation. The pan-asian theme continues into the desserts, including items such as a Mongrass and Khafir lime creme brulee with caramelized dragon fruit or an elegant but simple funnell cake and strawberries with banana creme. Definately not your typical carnival desert.
So if you want a taste of sophistication, flutter on into the Dragonfly Lounge
Alcohol: $-$$$, Food: $-$$$
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Always here for your entertainment needs, Anthony