The historic Melrose Theater opened in 1942, and Sinema channels that tradition in its architectural design with movie nights; a famously theatrical bathroom complete with bright bulbs; velvet couches; and mirrors. Chef Kyle Patterson rethinks American classics and serves them alongside some of the best cocktails in town. Favorites include decadent scallops with orzotto, black garlic butter, fried capers, and lemon spinach mignonette. On the lighter side, try the avocado tartine. Real talk: The drinks and atmosphere at Sinema can outshine the food, especially where brunch is concerned, so if you want to just swing by the upstairs lounge at the start of your night, you’ll get the gist. The exception to that rule is movie-themed dinner nights where you can score fun menus built around theater themes like spaghetti Westerns and “Smokey and the Bandit.”