The pairing of food and drink at intimate Goose & Gander is as likely to involve cocktails as it is wine. Main courses such as wild king salmon with roasted delicata squash, lentils, applewood-smoked bacon, and celery root velouté work well with starters that in season might include cream of mushroom soup made from both wild and cultivated varieties. You can enjoy your meal with a top-notch Chardonnay or Pinot Noir—or a Manhattan made with three kinds of bitters
and poured over a hand-carved block of ice. On cold days a fireplace warms the main dining room, and in good weather the outdoor patio is a fetching spot to dine alfresco. Year-round the basement bar is a good stop for a drink.