With its seamless blend of indoor and outdoor spaces, this is a shining beacon amid high-rises, restaurants, and stores galore. Donning that requisite brick walls and farmhouse vibe, the former warehouse feels glam yet spartan—with a stainless steel kitchen, chrome accents, and an impressive glass-encased wine cellar. Such a feel-good sense extends to the staff, who clearly like working here as much as diners enjoy lingering over meals.
Chef/owner Nicholas Stefanelli's Puglian heritage comes through in the menu. His dishes hit all the right notes, balancing playful with serious elements, as in a cigar box filled with focaccia. You’ll want to save room though for the maccheroni with goat ragù. Even dessert strays from the pack—beet ice cream anyone?