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The Viceroy: Whist Restaurant, Cameo Bar, and Chris Crary Review

The Viceroy:  Whist Restaurant, Cameo Bar, and Chris Crary

*Update:  Whist closed and is now Cast.

Tired of the same old places? Check out the fun at Viceroy in Santa Monica, California. I recently went and 
found excellent drinks, great food, and a good crowd. Cameo Bar is located off the lobby and wraps around to the pool 
area and to Whist.  Whist's Chef de Cuisine is Chris Crary.

My Recommendations

Flatbread with pesto, roasted mushroom, and goat cheese--a good crispy twist on a popular 

Artisan cheese selection with a selection of five fruit and nut bread housemade condiments.

Both of these food items are good to share with a group as you gather around the center 
table for drinks in the bar, they are also served in the restaurant.  

Moonshine Mule: This cocktail builds off the now popular Moscow Mule. The Moscow Mule 
was something I ordered for a long time at places, yet no one knew how to make it. Now it is enjoying a 
renaissance. This version is made with original moonshine, ginger beer, fresh squeezed lime juice, and agave.
A good drink to sip.

Hemingway Special: A drink befitting the setting made with grapefruit juice, rum, lime 
juice, and Luxardo maraschino liqueur.

Special Notes

Valet and street parking is available.
If you arrive by 8:00 P.M. you can probably find parking on the street.
The restrooms are located near the front entrance, next to the hotel check-in desks.  
Make reservations for Whist in advance.  
Arrive to Cameo before 9:00 P.M. for better seating and avoid the velvet rope.  
The drinks are on the pricey side, although sometimes paying a bit more is worth it.

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Whist Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Cameo Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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