The pairing of food and drink at clubby Goose & Gander is as likely to involve cocktails as it is wine. Main courses such as Scottish salmon with shaved brussels sprouts, chanterelles, and crispy prosciutto work well with starters that include an heirloom chicory salad with smoked trout and cream of mushroom soup made from both wild and cultivated varieties. You might 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 splendid spot for dining alfresco. Year-round the basement bar is a good stop for a drink.