With its blazing fires, artfully smoky walls, and striking, art deco–ish wrought-iron ceiling lights, this two-decade-old restaurant has a lived-in, neighborly look and is an institution for the artistic crowd that frequents it. The food is good, wine is taken very seriously—there are more than 150 wines on the list—and the kitchen is open until late each night. A new art show opens every Sunday and there's live jazz each Sunday night. Throughout the year there are
cabaret and comedy acts (admission from around A$15). If you're in St. Kilda, it's definitely a place to visit.