A note about checking into the Hotel when there’s no vacancy: A week out of the gate with pretty much no press, the place is already operating à la Death & Co., with a doorman turning away parties and taking cell numbers. When we went early in the week, we were seated right away, no problem, but come Friday the place was full up and we had to wait fifteen minutes for one of the small marble tables in the back room. Kyp Malone from TV on the Radio was in the front room, and there’s also a secluded alcove holding about a dozen in the middle room. One other thing: Barchitect Michael Smart took a cue from Pastis when he installed the gorgeous communal sink and subway tiles in the bathroom, but he managed to trump even McNally with the W.C. proper. Bravo! Finally, a bit of trivia: You’d never know it, but the place used to be a tattoo parlor. Now the only thing that’ll hurt is the check.
Hotel Delmano, 82 Berry St., nr. N. 9th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-387-1945.
Inside Hotel Delmano [Eater]