Lunch: Mon-Sat, 11:30am-3pm; Cocktail Hour: 3pm-5:30pm; Dinner: 5:30pm-11pm
4pm-6pm; $5 beer, $8 select wines and house punch by the glass, $8 small plates
B, D, F, V at 42nd St.-Bryant Park
Chef Edwin Bellanco's time working for Tom Colicchio and David Bouley has influenced his contemporary American menu: On the opening lineup, you'll find everything from foie gras with apricot to pappardelle with mushroom ragù to pan-roasted cod with razor clams. Bar manager Daniel Brancusi worked for Jose Andres previously, and he's crafted a menu of seasonally changing cocktails to accompany lunch and dinner service. The space has a polished, contemporary air, with a white-and-azure color scheme.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.