Mistura's combination of comfort and casual luxury and its innovative menu make for an ongoing buzz. A bright dining room with wooden pillars, black chairs and curtains, and white tablecloths sets the tone for a straightforward meal without fuss or nonsense. Choose from more than a dozen delectable starters, like beef carpaccio with Parmigiano shavings and black truffle over arugula. Balsamic glazed lamb ribs and boneless Cornish hen with onions and roasted vegetables
are specialties. Daily whole fish is a carefully thought-out triumph. Vegetarians are given their due with signature dishes like beet risotto. Sopra ($$–$$$), a second-floor Italian lounge and jazz bar, offers full-sized meals as well as bite-size delights. Conceived as a million-dollar playroom for grown-ups, it's all zebrawood and onyx, complete with a grand piano.