We submersed ourselves in the Friday night festivities at newcomer Mercer One Thirteen, where the opened streetside windows afforded a glimpse into the sleek space, a mélange of exposed brick, polished hardwood, and woodsy wall coverings creating what staff calls a “sophisticated urban forest.” Inside, folks nibbled fried oysters and tuna Carpaccio, and washed them down with blackberry Old Fashioneds and tarragon-scented Hubbard Mules.


Photography: Jeff Schear