If you’re looking for traditional tapas in a sophisticated space, Aaxte (pronounced aah-CHAY) can’t be beat. Basque Country-inspired plates include expertly executed classics like jamón ibérico and patatas bravas, as well as more adventurous dishes: pickled grapes are an unexpected but utterly delicious addition to the marinated squid salad, and the roasted autumn squash with yogurt and walnut brown butter is incredibly satisfying on a chilly night. Pro tip: if your party is small, head for the chef’s counter, where you can watch the kitchen make its magic.
2174 Market St
|Opening hours:||Sun – Thurs 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Fri – Sat 5:30pm - 11:00pm|