A modern and elegant dining room—just blocks from Central Park and outfitted with mod light fixtures, high ceilings and comfy booths—serves an elevated menu of fresh seafood dishes (think: deconstructed lobster bisque, raw oysters, crispy-skin salmon and grilled prawns), prime steaks and strong cocktails. Brunch, L (Sat & Sun) & D (nightly). $$$-$$$$
Grilled bacon "steak," blistered shishito peppers, "salt & pepper" calamari and crispy stuffed olives are just some of the not-so-conventional offerings at this full-service restaurant and cocktail bar headed by the team behind The Wooly and The Wooly Daily. Intricate cocktail concoctions match the equally creatively-painted walls. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). $$
Dishes of classic American cuisine such as country fried chicken, spaghetti and meatballs and seared Atlantic salmon, in a library-themed space formerly occupied by the famous Elaine's bar and restaurant, which closed in 2011. A variety of rotating specials include half-priced bottles of wine on Mondays and $42 prix fixe dinner all night Tuesdays.