Belgian cuisine had its New York moment a few years back, but this pubby restaurant signals a revival. The bare-bones dining room features a pressed-tin ceiling and a long bar where patrons sip Belgian beers from custom-logoed glassware designed for specific brews. Chef Ryan Skeen (5 Ninth, Café Boulud) offers shareable plates that showcase an eclectic range of Belgian flavors. From the Dutch comes a tidy bowl of meatballs, and from the French, a cast-iron crock of carbonnade—caramelized beef cheeks slow-cooked in dark beer.
111 E 29th St
|Cross street:||between Park and Lexington Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon-11:30pm; Sat 10am–11:30pm; Sun 10am–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 28th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|