The former Sofa bar at 451 Rachel Est, a Plateau pillar for over a decade, is about to get a fresh start thanks to principals Kevin Latrem (Apartment 200, Fitzroy, General Sherman), Amine Ouadahi, Nick Léger and Frank Fisette (above). Mayfair, a cocktail bar, lounge and salon de thé alcoolisé will open at the end of May. The beverage program comes courtesy Lawrence Picard (Nectar & Mixologie), whose custom cocktails will accompany a tidy food menu. Reminder: this is the second reboot for Sofa. L'Écurie Bar et Table last made a go of it but closed last November.
Status: Mayfair, 451 Rachel Est, (514) 781-6064. Opens later this month.