With its high ceilings, subdued lighting, and large windows, this understatedly hip spot is a good place to regroup. During the day (except at lunch), dawdling is encouraged: magazines and newspapers are available, and there’s a small lending library/book exchange in the back room. At night, well-dressed 30-somethings crowd around the magnificent wood bar—which once stood in a Philadelphia speakeasy—as they wait for their table. Like the surroundings, the seasonal menu has an international flair: offerings might include pork sautéed with kimchi or raviolis with Corsican broccio cheese and wild garlic pesto. On Sundays, there’s a 26€ brunch complete with pancakes and eggs Benedict.
- Margie Rynn