Serving modern takes on old favorites, such as sea scallops poached in lobster oil with potato blinis, this longtime favorite keeps locals interested with its seasonally changing menus, which are imaginative and consistently good. It returns the favor with its commitment to buying local. The bar menu— mussels, wings, and quesadillas—is popular, especially the burger, which is more often than not in the running for the city's best. Because it's so close to the Art Museum,
the restaurant often offers special menus to coincide with blockbuster exhibits.