The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal
Under 25 USD
You'll think you've died and gone to Barcelona. This cozy little tapas den kicks up to boisterous levels in its bustling and festive front area, where servers uncork bottles and the wine flows as guests cue up for tables in the front or back dining room. The wait is all part of the fun, of course, and service is as cheery, efficient and casual as you'd hope it to be. Originally opened in 2004, owners Heather Belz & Mani Dawes offer a scrumptious array of small plates like creamy black rice plated with shaved cuttlefish and pale green parsley purée; or a thick wedge of potato-studded tortilla Española, laced with delicious garlicky aïoli. Don't miss the skirt steak, a must-try when it hits the specials menu.
- Private dining rooms