Pine and Dine

1. Insieme

777 Seventh Ave., at 51st St.; 212-582-1310

Marco Canora’s menu at the splashy new Italian restaurant at the Michelangelo Hotel is divided in two: traditional on one side, contemporary on the other.

2. Anthos

36 W. 52nd St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-582-6900

Michael Psilakis’s homage to his mom’s rustic Greek cooking, only lighter and much more refined.

3. La Grenouille

3 E. 52nd St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-752-1495

A youthful makeover leaves the once hoity-toity restaurant less forbidding, and, in the ultimate surrender, the menu is finally translated into English.

4. Bar Americain

152 W. 52nd St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-265-9700

Bobby Flay tackles the brasserie idiom, American style. That means classic cocktails, spice-rubbed steaks, and Gulf shrimp and grits.

5. The Burger Joint

119 W. 56th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-708-7414

Behind a Wizard of Oz curtain in the lobby of Le Parker Meridien hotel: draft beer, crisp fries, fudgy brownies, and $6.50 burgers that hit the spot.

Pine and Dine