Slide into a well-worn wood booth or sit at a blue-and-white-checkered table at this New York–style saloon, complete with oak bar and pressed-tin ceiling. If the traditional interior isn't your style, perhaps the famous willow-shaded patio is. With 340 varieties of whiskey, it is home to one of the best selections in the city. The beer selection lags behind some, with 140 options in bottles and 16 on draft. All meats on the menu include their place of origin. The Guinness-braised
lamb shanks and the liver and onions get raves. Servers may recommend the chocolate bread pudding with caramel sauce, bourbon, and pecans; trust them.