Catbird Seat

Top choice International

in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

For the 22 lucky diners perched around an open kitchen, chefs Will Aghajanian and Liz Johnson choreograph an unforgettable 10- to 12-course dining experience. The menu includes distinctly flavored dishes, which embrace the fresh and local while taking a spin around the world.

Reservations should be made a few weeks out, but cancellations do occur; it's worth calling to join the waiting list last minute. Minor quibbles? Some portions are very small. There's a 20% gratuity added to every bill.