The Augustine hotel's high-end restaurant, the Monastery can be as hushed as its namesake on some evenings, which is a shame—it deserves to be full. The 100-seat space is done up in neutral tones with whimsical light fixtures, cozy booths, and an expanse of outdoor seating in the hotel's courtyard. The kitchen turns out a mix of flawlessly executed continental dishes like fried duck livers on toast with mushrooms and a veal chop with spring vegetables. Pair that with
an excellent wine list that includes some well-priced bottles of Moravian wine and courteous service, and the only drawback is that you might end up taking an inadvertent vow of poverty after paying your check.