The Don the Beachcomber-style drinks at Lani Kai in Soho have been replaced with a cocktail named for To the Lighthouse at the Dalloway. The tiki bar's replacement opens tonight. New owners Amanda Leigh Dunn and Kim Stolz have busy and illustrious careers, but are perhaps best known for their time on reality television shows The Real L Word and Americas Next Top Model, respectively. During renovations, Stolz and Dunn replaced 300 plants from the restaurant with bookshelves, then added long wooden communal tables and new lighting and "industrial finishes" to the space. The cozy fireplace is still there, however, and in addition to a large menu of starters like flatbreads and tacos, ex-Noche chef Vanessa Miller is cooking portions of comfort food like glazed short ribs, lobster tagliatelle, and oeuf cocotte with grits, chanterelle mushrooms, chorizo, and brioche. Check it all out, ahead.
The Dalloway, 525 Broome St., nr. Thmpson St.; 212-966-9620