This cosmopolitan, neighborhood bistro and wine bar anchors the up-and-coming Railroad District, on the north side of downtown, just a few blocks from Main Street and the Shakespeare theaters. It's adjacent to the Peerless Hotel, a stylish little property with the same creative spirit and hipster vibe of the restaurant. Regulars here come as much for the well-crafted cocktails and thoughtful wine list as for the consistently tasty locally sourced American food. Start with the Manila clams in a broth of pernod, garlic confit, and smoked bacon, before tucking into a plate of sage-rubbed roast chicken, or baked ziti with sweet corn, chunks of lobster, and three cheeses. Desserts are the one spendy item on the menu, but they're delicious, too.