This cool, jazzy spot, one of the new arrivals in the revitalized Kingston waterfront district known as the Rondout, is a hip take on the classic New York steakhouse. The chef, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, prepares an extensive menu of steaks and chops as well as seafood and pastas, always augmented by a long list of fresh daily specials. Meat eaters can dive into broiled rib-eye with portobello-mushroom sauce or double-cut boneless pork loin, while seafood lovers can try dishes like semolina-crusted red snapper with linguine or seared ahi tuna with sticky rice and seaweed salad. For lunch, there are some great, creative sandwiches and an array of salads. Back past the bar are a couple of more intimate dining areas if the front gets too loud. There's often live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights.