The establishment bears two names for a reason. Lenox is the front room, a restaurant chasing after that holy grail of U.S.-style diner food that's just refined enough to appeal to the beautiful people (remember Max’s Kansas City?). Tables are tight and eavesdropping may be impossible to avoid, so watch what you say. Behind Lenox lies Parker, a larger (if just as crowded) space, home to live music, sexy lounge areas, and a long, shimmering bar whose staff is thoroughly up-to-date on the latest craft cocktails. What might first seem like a cliquey crowd opens up after a drink or two.
One of the growing number of speakeasy-inspired bars in Mexico City, Parker y Lenox channels the Gatsby-and-jazz era with velvet chairs, chandeliers, and live music. Drinks are somewhat safe and familiar Prohibition-age classics—martinis, negronis, and the like—but they're prepared to perfection.