The large concrete-chic dining area (as well as the concrete bar) is thronged nightly with kitten-heeled young things. Chef Mario Arnero scores points for creative globe-hopping dishes like seared tuna with tempura noodle rolls, barbecued duck with chili relish on a tostada, and roasted pork loin topped with caramelized sauerkraut. If you order one thing: make it the crab cake: lump Maine crab meat is molded into a thick patty and dressed with edamame corn salad & vanilla citrus vinaigrette.
798 Ninth Ave
|Cross street:||at 53rd St|
|Opening hours:||Mon 11am–11pm; Tue–Thu 11am–4pm, 5pm–midnight; Fri 11am–4pm, 5pm–1am; Sat 9am–3:45pm, 5pm–1am; Sun 9am–3:45pm, 5–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to 50th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $18. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|