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Metro

Kevin Cullen

Coming face to face with them

If the Oak Long Bar at the Fairmont Copley Plaza isn’t the most beautiful room in the city, it’s pretty dang close.

It has retained the ­duende of the old Oak Room, where the great Dave McKenna used to play Ellington on the ivories so well that you would have sworn Sir Duke came back to life. It is an architectural wonder, blending old and new, its classic carved ceiling enhanced by a modern coppertop bar and plush leather chairs.

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