One Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop
Quite comfortable. Our most delightful places
Over 75 USD
A vivid blue neon sign marks the entry to stylish Elske, a hip and sophisticated offering brought to you by husband-and-wife chef duo, David and Anna Posey. He worked at Blackbird; she at The Publican—and what they do together in this restaurant (the name means “love” in Danish) is pure culinary magic. The spacious setting is equal parts minimal-cool and perfectly cozy, with slate-gray concrete floors, exposed brick walls, and open ductwork. A lovely outdoor area offers an open-air campfire with two long benches and complimentary lap furs, designed for a pre- or post-dinner cocktail or two. Inside, communal tables abound and counter seats line a gleaming open kitchen, where the cooks serve dishes directly to customers. The kitchen's deeply creative menu offers seasonal, responsibly farmed dishes rendered with impeccable skill-the flavors carefully woven together to produce irresistible profiles. A night in the talented chef duo's hands might unveil tender duck liver tart in an ethereally light buckwheat crust, paired with garlicky, salted ramps; or creamy ocean trout set over a vibrant vinaigrette with white asparagus, perfectly balanced crème fraîche, and delicate claytonia leaves.
- Outdoor dining
- Wheelchair accessible
- Private dining rooms
- Valet parking