Food & Drink

Say W-w-w-wha?

You’ve lost the map for Shangri-la, but you’ve still got a shot at the Land of Milk and Honey.

Drinkshop, BLT Steak, and the W Downtown are opening at Allen Plaza.

Chef Laurent Tourondel ups the ante on steakhouses (with a design that’s woodsier than other BLT outposts) and plays to Southern palates with duck with peach mustard, collard greens, and local artwork.

At Drinkshop (slated for next week), cocktail wiz Sasha Petraske brings us a blessedly modern watering hole with bartenders who squeeze their juices and make ginger ale. Ice is cut so cocktails melt in your mouth, not in your hand — crushed in mojitos and juleps, spherical for whiskeys, cracked for caipirinhas.

Restaurant room service is only one reason to make a night of it. The sixteenth floor has Bliss Spa, Wetbar lounge, and an infinity pool that overlooks downtown.

And everyone not having as much fun as you.

W Downtown, 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Downtown (404-582-5800 or starwoodhotels.com/whotels). BLT Steak (404-577-7601 or bltsteak.com).

W Atlanta - Downtown
45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30308