Posttheater folk and neighborhood nightcrawlers converge in this dramatic 5,000-square-foot space named for the muse of comedy. But executive chef Patrick Frawley doesn’t joke around with his menu: Subtly inventive seasonal creations offer something for everyone. He makes a “jerked” Florida grouper with chipotle sauce; a seared duck breast with Asian vegetables and even steak frites. There’s also a raw bar—so come on out of your shell.
828 Eighth Ave
|Cross street:||at 50th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–2:30pm, 5pm–midnight; Sat 11am–3pm, 5pm–midnight; Sun 11am–3pm, 5–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to 50th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $23. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|