The seafood-heavy menu at this New American bistro—a warmly-lit offshoot of a Bridgehampton perennial—showcases fresh seasonal ingredients. The house-smoked bluefish appetizer presents soft, buttery seafood over crispy latkes, while the foie gras mousse is matched with unexpected but delicious accompaniments of kumquats and basil. Entrées highlight more unusual but successful pairings: Beautifully seared Arctic char is topped with a rich bordelaise sauce infused with tart huckleberries. The restaurant’s laid back, summery vibe isn’t the only thing that seems imported from the Hamptons: Witness the high-falutin jeans-and-cashmere clad clientele.
12 E 22nd St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Park Ave South|
|Opening hours:||Sun 11am–4pm; 6–10pm; Mon–Thu noon–2:45pm, 6–11pm; Fri noon–2:45pm, 6pm–midnight; Sat 11am–3pm, 6pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R, 6 to 23rd St|
|Price:||Average main course: $19. AmEx, MC, V|