This isn't your typical hotel restaurant: occupying half of the lobby of The Study at Yale, this contemporary American eatery has casually refined decor and a chalkboard menu. Dine during the day if you want to enjoy the sunlight pouring in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The seasonal menu emphasizes the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Highlights include squash-blossom tempura stuffed with ricotta, or cornmeal-crusted sea bass with crispy okra and blistered
tomatoes. The bar is great for a pre- or postdinner cocktail.