Since 1980 the favorite spot of society's movers and shakers has remained a regular stop on foodie itineraries. The management pays close attention to service and consistency, a big reason for its longevity. Best sellers include Maine lobster risotto and traditional Wiener schnitzel, along with such inspired creations as crispy veal sweetbreads with wild mushrooms and asparagus. Depending on your mood, the champagne-caviar bar can serve up appetizers or desserts. The place
has an extensive, award-winning wine list with many by-the-glass options. A pianist plays nightly from 7 to 9:30, and the lively crowd gracefully sways to the music.