Hamlet

hamlethamandcreambiscuitsNo need to brush up on your Shakespeare to decipher an evening here, because the star of chef Cathy Whims’ and bartender Ryan Magarian’s comely Ann Sacks tile-lined Pearl District cocktail lounge is not Michael Redgrave or Benedict Cumberbatch, but rather ham—ham by the ounce, ham by the plate, hammity ham ham ham. If you love ham, you’ll be enthralled, if you forbear or are afeard of ham, get the cheese plate, salad, or pickles. Either way, order the glorious cream biscuits. Then toast your date with a sherry cocktail, and pretend to understand what they’re going on and on about, kind of like when you’re at the real Hamlet.