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Central Standard's chopped wagyu steak with egg yolk, crispy shallots, house mustard, pickles, and grilled bread. Photo by Nick Simonite
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The stylish design of the hotel restaurant includes an open kitchen with a wood-burning grill. Photo by Nick Simonite
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Award-winning mixologist Nate Wales delivers cocktails that are varied and fresh. Photo by Nick Simonite
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Central Standard boasts an ample but comfortable space. Photo by Nick Simonite
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Executive Chef Michael Paley emphasizes fresh seafood on the American-style menu. Photo by Nick Simonite
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The fall wedge salad features candied kumquat, blue cheese, brittled pecan, and a Champagne vinaigrette. Photo by Nick Simonite
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Save room for dessert. Pastry Chef Amanda Rockman's creations — like the lemon tart — are an absolute treat. Photo by Nick Simonite
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Cinnamon sugar doughnuts and tonka bean cocoa nib ice cream with an espresso pour over. Photo by Nick Simonite
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Carrot pavlova with cream cheese olive oil ice cream, halva, and spiced cake. Photo by Nick Simonite