Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Green Dream

Emerald Lounge sparkles at the Revere Hotel



Finally, someone has addressed Boston's glaring lack of swanky, green-hued lounges.

The Emerald Lounge, now open inside the Revere Hotel, marries fantasy with luxury in a seductive downtown setting.

Bathed in soft mint green lighting, the place looks like something out of a storybook. Or at the very least, The Hulk's storybook.

Either way, reflections glimmer from mirrored tabletops while long couches extend into romantic corners of the space, ideal for consuming Southwest beef sliders and duck spring rolls incognito.

The closest thing you'll find to a real wizard is behind the black onyx bar, where staff mixologists add their magic touch to original cocktails.

Stick with The Emerald Punch
(vodka, cognac, and blue CuraƧao with ginger beer and orange juice) or go with any of six draft and 18 bottled beers.

And no, they're not all of the green glass variety.

Emerald Lounge
at the Revere Hotel
open now
200 Stuart St. (Charles St.), Downtown
(617) 457-2626
reverehotel.com/emerald

Price: 2 (out of 4) Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Scene: Sleek and elegant with a bit of fantasy, a romantic place to unwind
Best bets: Sicilian Southside cocktail; oyster shooters; duck spring rolls
Hot seat: Any of the 15 spots at the bar
Twisted metal: The iron sculpture that crawls along the ceiling is meant to evoke the famous Kansas twister tornado from Oz.
Nearby: Pigalle; Fleming's; Finale

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