The lobby lounge. (Photos: Annie Schlechter)

The lobby lounge. (Photos: Annie Schlechter)

Seating by the fireplace.

Seating by the fireplace.

The back garden.

The back garden.

The hallway.

The hallway.

The bar.

The bar.

Back when we spent a night at the new Ludlow Hotel, the restaurant was a construction site and the lounge was off-limits. But now that Dirty French has opened and the lobby lounge’s limestone fireplace (described in a press release as “Trustafarian meets Miss Havisham”) is blazing, reps for team Sean MacPherson, Ira Drukier and Richard Born have sent over some updated images.

It seems only fair to post them — we recently chilled by that fireplace and it’s definitely a solid winter option (if someone else is paying for your $16 cocktails). Don’t take our word for it — just yesterday we spotted Sarah Silverman outside of the Ludlow’s sister, the Bowery Hotel (and we weren’t the only ones).