Modern American in Upper West Side & Central Park

On a restaurant-lined strip across from Lincoln Center, this always-buzzing bistro serves up high-end comfort food with seasonal accents: grilled shrimp scampi with jalapeño cheddar grits, pork chop with roasted potatoes, and skilled-roasted mac 'n' cheese are a few recent selections. There's also a raw bar and myriad drink selections. On warm days, there's open-air seating in front.