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The Grand Hall

The Grand Hall, Union Station's hotel lobby and lounge, just reopened after a major renovation that has restored the space to its original 1894 grandeur. The soaring 65-foot ceiling, Romanesque archways, frescos, gold-leaf details, mosaics and stained-glass windows are an art deco feast for the eyes. And if that weren't enough, every hour brings a one-of-a-kind 3-D projection show on the ceiling with imaginative scenes and historical vignettes. The bar offers impeccably mixed classic cocktails and, with a nod to the hall's history, each one is named after a major international rail line. The small snack menu offers surprisingly big tastes that can easily be combined into a fantastic meal, such as raw oysters, steamed mussels, an heirloom-tomato salad, slow-roasted pork belly and "Steak Harvey."

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