The ambience at this "American brasserie" is a successful blend of big-city elegance and Western casualness. The 14-foot wine tower revolving slowly behind the bar is impossible to miss. The menu includes year-round favorites and a seasonal section; you may enjoy the subtle blending in the roasted potato soup with Hungarian paprika cream, the pan-seared Maine diver scallops with cumin, or the hanger steak with fries and red-wine shallot sauce. Thirty wines are served by
the glass, and half the fun of dining here is the conversation with the sommelier or the knowledgeable waitstaff about pairing the wine to food. You can get a chef's tasting dinner paired with wine, beer, or cocktails.