This Michelin-starred restaurant showcases its Zen-like beauty in both its decor (exposed brick, bare tables) and its delectable seasonal menus. Think: striped bass with sunchokes and burgundy truffle, and venison with bacon, golden beets and foraged greens. Each evening there are two seven-course tasting menus: one for omnivores ($135) and one for vegetarians ($108).

On Mondays chef John Fraser offers a four-course vegetarian tasting menu ($58) that is winning over carnivores with dishes such as plump hen of the woods mushrooms with d'anjou pears and green peppercorns. An excellent wine list (from around $14 per glass) features top vintages from all over the world, with charming anecdotes about some of the vineyards.