27 Restaurant and Bar
Behind the Freehand Hotel is a historic house, one that’s been transformed into a haven for eclectic Middle Eastern fare. It still possesses the charm of a home – flush with cozy couches and funky trinkets – with the air of a sophisticated restaurant. Roasted cauliflower and smoked eggplant are shuttled out of the kitchen, ready to be mopped up with warm malawach (a Yemenite bread). There are house-made arepas, chicken tagine and bulgur couscous, and kimchi fried rice presented with a sunny-side-up egg. As you rub shoulders with your neighbors and bop to the music, you may as well nurse one (or two) Half-Baked Spritzes, swirled with Campari, vermouth infused with apricot and plum, and CBD.