Recommended Attire: Alternative, Dressy Casual
Overview: The “Best Dressed” award at Lampo easily goes to its staff. Our guess is that they were given one line of instructions - wear black, make it yours. Our hostess had on a killer black midi-dress with an open back and some comfy-looking black clogs, her hair was pulled back and she had one of the friendliest smiles we’ve ever encountered. She made the, “It’ll be about a 30-minute wait” sound good. Our waitress had on a wardrobe staple - high-waisted black jeans, a black tee, and a slight hint of an attitude. Behind the bar, the lady slinging drinks showed off her back tattoos and toned arms with a simple black camisole. We love the unified look that still gives voice to each of their identities.
When going to Lampo, do yourself a favor and pull out that slightly alternative outfit that you’d never wear to your in-laws. It’s a bold place, the atmosphere and exclusivity of this restaurant warrant something more than your sundress or beloved button-down. Just go one or two steps farther down the path than you usually would. Their menu is creative, yet true to tradition. Challenge yourself to make your style the same.
- Even on a 90-degree night, the AC inside wasn’t overwhelming. We get unnecessarily annoyed when we have to bring a sweater or scarf to a restaurant in the blistering heat because we know they’ve decided only arctic-like temperatures will please their clientele. Lampo wasn’t like that. Anika was perfectly comfortable in her short-sleeve romper, Patt was fine in his shirt and pants.
- Don’t wear leggings. Or a white wife-beater with a purple bra. To echo our food review, for a more casual environment - Guadalajara is a good option just down the street.
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