The seasonally changing menu is ambitious—sometimes too ambitious—cycling through a universe of ingredients and preparations, from Asian stir-fry to polenta to grilled seafood. Past highlights have included marinated salmon with cilantro, and goat-cheese ice cream with candied tomatoes. The waiters are usually too busy being beautiful to attend to you in a hurry. Even if the service lags and the kitchen can be inconsistent, it's worth stopping by to admire this dramatic
stone, wood, and glass space—simultaneously modern and down to earth. This place is wildly popular for its well-priced lunch specials. There's an impressive cocktail menu as well.