Local foodies were thrilled when Southwestern cuisine pioneer Stephan Pyles opened this Arts District restaurant in 2005. Pyles stays true to his roots while layering in global influences, including Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean flavors. Crowds flock here for lunch to enjoy poblano-asiago soup, grilled beef tenderloin salad, and the lobster salad club. At dinner, specialties include coriander-cured rack of lamb, bone-in cowboy rib eye, and creative ceviches. Chocolate fans shouldn't pass up the heaven and hell cake.