This elegant townhouse restaurant opened in 1906 as a hangout for Broadway bigwigs and is still popular among the theater crowd. The setting—gilded chandeliers and ornate furniture— is fittingly dramatic, as is the daily changing Piedmontese menu. Dishes such as diver scallops in a sweet tomato jus and rabbit, roasted and lavished with a lemony wine sauce, are best enjoyed in the back garden, an unlikely retreat in bustling Hell’s Kitchen.
321 W 46th St
|Cross street:||between Eighth and Ninth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat noon–2:30pm, 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority|
|Price:||Average main course: $30. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|