This week's "signature" drinks special cheers a bevy of well-crafted cocktails. This column, however, warns you of a bar masquerading as a "specialty" cocktail lounge—whose only forte is cheapness. The first thing you'll likely encounter at this faux-chic pleather-and-Formica Ikea-sample-sale nightmare is queen-sized bitchiness from an uncaring service industry burnout. Shouldn't a bar called "the Cocktail Room" with a glossy 10-page drink menu be all about the finely made libations? Apparently they offer chintzy, poorly made, half-assed concoctions instead. When asked why the drinks ordered were only vaguely similar to those on the menu—orange, rose petal, chocolate-covered raspberries, sugar-on-rim garnishes all M.I.A. and... More >>>