If you can pony up for the $78 prix fixe, sit in the main dining room, where the courteous waitstaff will help you select vino from the extensive list contained in two thick leather-bound volumes. The menu is seafood-heavy (tender seared scallops, flaky Atlantic halibut), but meatier dishes, like pasta with a luscious rabbit-sausage sauce, also excite. Those without deep pockets can dine in the more casual front lounge.
24 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||at 9th St|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat 5:30–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, F, V, Grand St S to W 4th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $34. AmEx, MC, V|