SquareMeal Review of
Courtyard Garden at the Sanderson
Every summer, the folks who frequent the Courtyard Garden award themselves a smug smile. The large, clear roof seems to make summer last that bit longer, keeping out the cold on those bright but breezy days. A good thing, too: the people who congregate in this Japanese-style enclave tend to have the sort of hair that doesn’t take kindly to inclement weather. Smartly dressed staff glide around the central pond, delivering Mad Hatter-themed afternoon tea (think Queen of Hearts rose and strawberry Jammy Dodgers) and heartier bites from the hotel restaurant, such as corn-fed chicken with bacon, and potato gnocchi with truffle. Come evening, any vestiges of Zen-like calm are blown away by the dangerously cool, cutting-edge sounds pumping out of the speakers.