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What to Eat and Drink at Station Hollywood, Open Tomorrow at The W Hotel

Expect gimlets in two ways

Expect gimlets in two waysPhoto: The Delicious Life via Flickr

Joining Delphine tomorrow at the new W Hotel Hollywood is Station, an outdoor lounge focused on cocktails and flash. Station is named for the Red Line Metro at Hollywood and Vine and features fire pits, couches, and a giant retractable movie screen for that one friend who has nothing to say and has trouble focusing on the ones who do. If a bar is doing cocktails in L.A. these days, they have to come correct. This one initially worried us when we received a clever mixology menu bearing takes on famous L.A. names and noticed the corso and jalapeno drink misspelled as "Olivera Street Punch." Ai!

Stabs at spelling and fitting in with the locals aside, the cocktails contain ambitious mixes like a “Chai and Rye” with house chai vermouth and R(i) whiskey, and a “Mullholland Drive” with vanilla-bean infused Cazadores reposado, ginger syrup, lime, and soda. While not very Mullholland Drive in content, the $14 cost could be what they’re talking about. The drinks certainly sound worthy of our "cocktail moment," with fresh muddled strawberries and old school cocktail recipes given a creative shot in the stem. Though Station has a fairly reasonable wine list by bottle and glass, it often hits triple digits and a champagne list appears geared towards table bottle service, ranging from $80-$900. Cognac bottle service could cost you $5,000, making newly signed rappers the possible target demo here.

There is a wide swath of international bar eats to soak your drinks up, too. A short menu features Jamon Serrano and drunken goat cheese, la petite nicoise grilled tuna (which, for $14, better not be too petite), crab spring rolls, a burger ($13), and arancini arribiata, among other plates. Naturally, with a name like The W and a location at Hollywood and Vine, this will probably pop off like Stone Rose Lounge’s outdoor lounge did in its early days. Time will tell whether our fellow Lost Angels will warm to cocktails like “The Los Angeles Thymes” or laugh their heads off and find their muddled magic elsewhere. Open, starting tomorrow, from 5 p.m.-midnight Sunday through Thursday and 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday

Station’s full cocktail and bar menu are below.

Station's Cocktails

OLDS COOL

Modern Sidecar
Hennessey V.S., Grand Marnier, Fresh Squeezed Lemon, Blood Orange Bitters, Candied Orange Rind and Orange Sugar Rim. 14

New Fashioned
Makers Mark, Bitters, Nolly Prat Amber Vermouth, Muddled Orange, and House Infused Cherries. 14

Gimlet Two Ways
Hendricks Gin, Lime Juice, and Gin Infused Cucumber Slices. 14

Reverse Bilini
Sparkling Wine, Peach Snapps, and Peach Foam. 12

Hemingway
Bacardi Superior, Luxardo Maraschino, Sugar, Fresh Lime, and Grapefruit. 14

Mule
Skyy, Lime Juice, Angestura Bitters, and Ginger Beer. 12

SHAKEN

Daily Dose
Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, Fresh Muddled Raspberry, Black Raspberry Liqueur, Fresh Squeezed Orange, Cranberry, and Lime Juice. 14

One A Day
Square One Cucumber Vodka, Fresh Apple Juice, Agave Nectar, and Fresh Lemon Juice. 14

Cigar Cocktail
Hennessey VSOP Cognac, Canton Ginger Liqueur, Regans Bitters, Shandy, Micro-Planed Nutmeg Garnish. 14

Mulholland Drive
Vanilla Bean Infused Casadores Resposado, Ginger Syrup, Lime, and Soda. 12

SMASHED

Olivera Street Punch
Corzo, Jalapeno Simple Syrup, Lime, Muddled Strawberry, and Basil. 14

Mediterranean Caipirinha
Cabana Cachaca, Fresh Strawberries, Fresh Lime, Grapes, and Basil Leaves. 14

LA Thymes
Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, Aperol, Bitters, Orange Juice, Muddled Thyme, and Blood Orange. 14

Cucumber Cooler
Skyy Vodka, Lime, Simple Syrup, Muddled Cucumber, and Mint. 12

Avenue of the Stars
Makers Mark, Lemon, Honey, Muddled Raspberry, and Thyme. 14

STIRRED

Chai n Rye
R(i) Whiskey, House Chai Vermouth, and Orange Bitters. 14

Honey Moon
Bacardi Superior, Pear Williams Pear Brandy, Homemade Ginger Syrup, Lemon Juice,
Agave Nectar, Lemon Garnish with Mint. 14

John Daly
Seagrams Sweet Tea Vodka and
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade. 14

Last Word
No. 209 Gin, Lillet, Blood Orange Bitters, Garnished With an Orange Peel. 12

FROM THE

KITCHEN

Marinated Olives 6

La Petite Niçoise Grilled Tuna

Arugula, Roasted Peppers, Confit Garlic 14

Jamón Serrano, Drunken Goat Cheese

Pan Tomaquet 11

Albondigas

Spanish Meatballs, Picholine Olive,

Manchego Cheese 9

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Ham & Gruyere, Confit Tomato, Cornichon 10

Shrimp & Chorizo Pintxos

Charred Tomato Gazpacho 11

Delphine Cheeseburger

Dressed & Ready with Fries 13

Sliced Steak Sandwich

Onions & Gruyere with Fries 15

Lollipop Chicken

Spicy Hot Sauce 8

Arancini Arrabiata

Crispy Risotto Balls, Wild Mushroom & Sage 7

Crab Spring Rolls

Basil Aioli 12

Fritto Misto

Marinara Sauce, Shrimp, Clams, Squid, Mussels 12

Onion Rings/ French Fries 6

Quatre Fromages Pizza
Tomato, Basil 13

Reine Pizza

Ham, Gruyere, Mushrooms 14

WINE

Champagne

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label 110

Veuve Clicquot Rosé 140

Moët et Chandon Imperial 80

Moët et Chandon Dom Pérignon ‘96 300

Moët et Chandon Dom Pérignon Rosé ‘97 700

Perrier-Jouët Fleur Rosé ’93 390

Cristal Grand Cuvee ‘02 400

Cristal Rosé 900

Light Bodied Whites

Pinot Grigio 8 31

Anterra, Italy 2008

Riesling 9 32

St. Michelle, Washington 2008

Sauvignon Blanc 9 32

Brancott, New Zealand 2009

Sauvignon Blanc 13 39

pushback, Napa Valley 2009

Medium to Full Bodied Whites

Chardonnay 8 31

Hawk Crest, Ca 2008

Chardonnay 45

Logan, Monteray 2007

Chardonnay 14 50

Stuhlmuller, Sonoma 2008

White Claret 60

Conundrum, Ca 2008

Chardonnay 65

Foley, Santa Rita Hills 2007

Chardonnay 30 90

Cakebread, Napa 2008

Chardonnay 120

Kistler, Sonoma County 2007

WINE

Light to Medium Bodied Reds

Pinot Noir 9 31

Patch Block, France 2008

Pinot Noir 15 40

Hahn, Santa Lucia 2005

Pinot Noir 45

Domine Chandon, Yountville 2006

Pinot Noir 25 78

Hitching Post, Cargasacchi 2006

Pinot Noir 90

Foley, Santa Rita Hills 2007

Pinot Noir 90

Talbot, Monterray County 2007

Medium to Full Bodied Reds

Merlot 9 31

Chateau St Jean, Napa 2006

Syrah 9 18

Qupe,entral Coast 2007 1/2 Bottle

Merlot 13 39

Pine Ridge, Crimson Creek 2006

Zin Blend 65

Duckhorn Decoy

Merlot 75

Peju, Napa Valley 2005

Merlot 110

Nickel & Nickel, Napa Valley 2007

Merlot 120

Duckhorn, Napa 2007

Merlot 150

Pahlmeyer, Napa Valley 2006

Full Bodied Reds

Cabernet 8 31

Lockwood, Napa 2008

Cabernet 18 45

Roth, Alexander Valley 2007

Meritage 95

Gaja, Italy

Cabernet 120

Joseph Phelps, St Helena 2005

Meritage 150

Justin, Paso Robles 2006

Cabernet 300

Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley 2005

Meritage 350

Opus One, Napa Valley 2006

TABLESIDE

BOTTLE SERVICE

Vodka

Stoli 225

Skyy 225

Kettle One 275

Grey Goose 300

Belvedere 300

Ultimat 300

Rum

Bacardi 200

Captain Morgan 200

10 Cane 250

Gin

Plymouth 200

Tanqueray 250

Bombay Sapphire 250

Hendricks 250

Scotch

Glenlivet 18 200

Chivas Regal 250

Glenmorangie 250

Macallan 12 300

Johnnie Walker Blue Label 600

Whiskey/Bourbon

Makers Mark 250

Woodford Reserve 250

Knob Creek 250

Crown Royal 250

Tequila

Don Julio Blanco 250

Cazadores Anejo 250

Patron Silver 300

Jose Cuervo, La Familia 400

Don Julio 1942 400

Patron Gran Platinum 600

Cognac

Hennessey Richard 4000

Remy Martin Louis XIII 5000

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