Napoleon Opens

Napoleon is officially open, and the early word on the food from people who ate there last night is very good. The space has changed dramatically from when it housed Mantis. There's a gold pressed-tin ceiling, bare black tables, ornate chandeliers and a sleek under-lit bar. The champagne lounge downstairs has been transformed from the bare-bones basement it once was to a sleek space with couches and its own bar. The lounge also has a separate menu of smaller plates, including boudin blanc with mustard cream ($5.95), lamp lollipops with cilantro pistachio pesto ($7.95) and a petit salmon fillet with spicy melon puree ($5.95).