The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal
25 - 50 USD
If crowds indicate quality (and downtown they often do) then this clear favorite is still going strong, after almost 20 years. Loyal customers as diverse as the city itself flood this long bar and richly colored room for lunch, dinner, or just for a finely mixed cocktail and snack. Flowers give the space a touch of luxury; Moorish lanterns add warmth. The pleasures here are the straightforward items, which arrive courtesy of Chef/owner Jimmy Bradley. Begin with umami-rich and visually stunning roasted broccoli, finished with slivered almonds and parmesan shavings, before moving on to a crisped tranche of salmon crowned with peekytoe crab in creamy saffron aïoli. Finish in style with a perfectly composed pistachio semifreddo draped with dark chocolate sauce.
- Notable cocktail list