Having date night at L’Oursin is like slipping on a pair of sepia-lensed sunglasses. Everything from the walls and chairs to the basket of citrus at the bar is a different shade of gold. Aside from the Wes Anderson color palette, there’s also excellent French food here, which you can enjoy with a glass of natural wine (they seem to pride themselves on their selection). Take your time reading the creative descriptions on the cocktail menu and order some semi-frozen chocolate mousse.
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