A former warehouse, this elegant but laid-back 68-seat bistro is Old City's version of New York City's famous Gramercy Tavern—a local favorite. Find those locals—well-dressed foodies, date-night couples, business folk—along the zinc bar sipping classic sidecars and tucking into watermelon with coriander yogurt salads. Most of the ingredients come from organic farms and Amish purveyors, and the menu changes daily. Signature dishes include the torn scallops with carrots and buttermilk, gnocchi with lamb ragu, and curried wahoo. Sunday brunch is excellent, featuring maple French toast and creamy cheddar grits. In 2017, the restaurant celebrated its 20th anniversary, pulling off the rare feat of still being one of the hottest reservations in town.
Tip: If you have a big appetite, and so do your dining companions, your table can order the four course tasting menu which each guests customizes by choosing from the appetizers, pastas, main courses and desserts on the regular menu. It will save you a few dollars over eating a la carte, though frankly the dishes are hearty enough that an appetizer and either a pasta or an entree will suffice for most diners.