There are many who claim BlackSalt – located in the rich, residential Palisades neighborhood – serves the best seafood in the city. The chef always seems to find new flavors, delving into whatever culinary pleasure one can ratchet out of a sole, skate or soft-shell crab. Smoky, buttery, minty: the shifting, innovative menu is typically spot on. Five- and seven-course tasting menus ($80/110) are also available.
If you can't get enough, BlackSalt doubles as a fish market, overflowing with fresh, organic sea creatures for cooking at home.