Chef Ian Schnoebelen's contemporary American cuisine has a West Coast attitude and a fascination with Asian flavors. The daily changing menu might include Vietnamese spicy tomato soup; duck confit and pork belly with peaches, plums, and pickled peppers; or steak frites with bone marrow butter. The restaurant has always employed some of the city's best bartenders, who are adept at creating drinks that pair with the complex cusine. The thoughtful balance between meat and
unexpected seafood entrées, the array of salads, and the generously portioned appetizers are all reasons to stop and smell the irises.