Perky waiters with sunglasses perched on their heads scurry between buzzing dinner tables at this unfussily elegant indoor-outdoor spot. Let the servers crack their good-natured jokes as they bring you masterfully poured cocktails: They are probably vying for their big breaks. Your waitress’s attention isn’t the only thing to smile about here—this spot is part of the city’s first restaurant group to be certified Green. Consider a delicate crab cake with an inspired apple-and-jicama cole slaw and a capellini generously served with light and sweet shrimp and lobster as your reward for eating eco-friendly.
359 Columbus Ave
|Cross street:||at 77th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11am–4:30pm, 5–11:30pm; Sat 11am–4pm, 5pm–12:30am; Sun 10am–4pm.|
|Transport:||Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $24. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|