The Ritz-Carlton's all-purpose dining room transforms from a bustling breakfast buffet to an elegant evening eatery. Tall potted palms, soaring ceilings, a black-and-beige color scheme, twin wine walls bracketing a trendy family-style table, and the tiered pool outside are lighted to stylish effect. Sinatra and Ella keep a sultry beat while the kitchen jazzes standard meat-and-potatoes dishes with inventive seasonings and eye-catching presentations. Splendid aged Niman Ranch steaks come with five sauces and rubs, from five-peppercorn to béarnaise. Even such sides as truffled mac-and-cheese redefine decadence. The calorie- and cholesterol-conscious can savor the likes of melt-in-your-mouth ahi tuna poke. Then surrender to the chocolate and sea-salt caramel candy bar. Nightly happy hour (5–7) offers superb bar snacks like tempura Brie with local pepper jelly and jerk maple-glazed pork belly.