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The 1890s Venetian Gothic building was a ritzy men's club for more than a century, and the public spaces retain a masculine look with ornate carved woodwork, stained-glass windows and immense stone fireplaces. Marble staircases, mosaic-tiled floors and heavy leather couches and armchairs add to the vibe, which is luxurious but still warm and welcoming.
The 1960s office block exterior doesn’t look out of place in the CBD, but inside it's all retro chic patterns and futuristic abstract sculptures. The rooftop bar, Monkey Board, rivals any in town with its inventive cocktails, bar food, and city views. Down below, the modern French restaurant, Petit Lion, is one of NOLA’s best-kept dining secrets.
More than three decades after the original restaurant collaboration between the actor Robert De Niro and the celebrated chef Nobu Matsuhisa opened its doors in New York, Nobu’s hotels have become a global phenomenon, and the West Loop is graced with one of its very own; Nobu Hotel Chicago, fittingly, stands over a stretch of Randolph Street known as Restaurant Row.