Q Roadhouse smokes its own meat in-house using hybrid fuel and wood. Many ingredients are organic or locally sourced, but the peanut shells on the floor and vintage photos maintain the old-school-BBQ vibe.
Hunt for fossils at Trio, where the slate bar was excavated from nearby prehistoric sites. The bistro menu is a little more contemporary, and one of the chefs is a La Grenouille alum.
If you can’t afford a night at the Four Seasons, dinner at the hotel’s Westbank Grill is an accessible alternative. The $44 four-course, paired prix fixe dinner is the best recession special in town.