Moira Muldoon writes about The Kennedy Room in Uptown.
Sometimes it’s nice to visit Uptown on a Monday night. The streets are quiet after Saturday night’s revelry and Sunday’s late brunches. Many valet stands are closed, and there is street parking to be had. Staff—line cooks, maybe—stand behind restaurants, smoking and laughing. Their voices echo in the street. The Saturday nights have a sensual pleasure, a fullness of body and breath. Mondays are filled with quieter, introspective spaces.
The 350-square-foot Kennedy Room was founded by Pasha Heidari, nephew of Al Heidari, who owns the Old Warsaw next door. The bar bills itself as a quiet spot in Uptown. Not Kennedy Room for the party crowd, I hear from the barman, though the party crowd has stopped by, particularly when the Kennedy Room first opened its doors. Now the life of regulars has begun.