Sometimes with restaurants, it’s worth it to try… try again. I was reminded of that recently at Epic.
We were decidedly underwhelmed earlier this year when we went there for dinner. So much so, that we never got around to posting a review. But it turns out that Epic has some serious happy hour chops. The cocktails are good, the available wine list is small but interesting, and the bar food is nothing to scoff at — especially the sliders and the goat cheese. Yum!
The true crown jewel of Epic’s happy hour though is its beautiful rooftop patio. It rivals Roof at the Whit and Vertigo at the Dana Hotel as far as comfort, surpasses both on spaciousness, and kicks The Conrad’s ass with its “city view.” My only complaint is no food is served on the rooftop — it’s drinks only. Still, the indoor lounge area is comfy and modern (and empty if you get there early enough), so it’s not a hardship to grab a bite or two down there before heading upstairs.
Happy hour was so successful that I’m tempted to give dinner at Epic another go — maybe even complete a full dining review! Regardless, I’ll be hanging out on that patio again before summer’s done. It’s a find.