Partner Kenneth Halberg and chef Michael Vignola, both vets of Strip House and Michael Jordan's Steak House, reunite for this modern Southern eatery. The colorful 6,000-square-foot space features red banquettes, a geometric-patterned suede wall and 50 handblown globe lights hanging from the ceiling. Perch at the hickory bar for a classic Sazerac or a Category Six—an update on the Hurricane made with the rum, passion fruit and lime juice. Modern twists on down-home flavors make up the savory menu: crawfish gumbo fritters with tomato aioli, scallops with honey grits and toasted corn relish, and black-eyed pea hummus with preserved lemon and smoked pimenton. Desserts, on the other hand, stick to the classics, including apple, peach and chocolate-pecan pies.
32 E 21st St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Park Ave South|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 5pm–midnight; Sun 5–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R, 6 to 23rd St|
|Price:||Average main course: $25. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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