Fort Defiance

Whether you're looking for a boozy weekend brunch, a night on the town, a beer and a shot after work, or a much-needed prescription for an extended afternoon of day…


Five Leaves

This Williamsburg stronghold was one of the restaurants that put the neighborhood on the map before Urban Outfitters and Dunkin' Donuts arrived. It still churns out beautiful food to match…

pub & kitchen philly

Pub & Kitchen

Renowned for its burger but adept at so much more, P&K is the urbane establishment we all wish we had on—and in—our corner. As the neophytes fawn over the basics…

slanted door restaurant san francisco

The Slanted Door

A classic on the San Francisco restaurant scene, the Slanted Door’s drink menu has always been derived from the classics (and, more specifically,  Charles H. Baker classics). For those not…

nopa san francisco restaurant


Now a San Francisco classic, Nopa has one of the most reliable bars in the city, and it's the best bet for getting a seat when the line is out…

pen rose restaurant san francisco


A beautiful, soaring space, Penrose comes to you courtesy the chef behind Pizzaiolo and Boot & Shoe Service. Charlie Hallowell's open fire cooking is the main attraction, but the long,…

Alden & Harlow Boston cocktails

Alden & Harlow

Boston's favorite rookie, Alden & Harrow is a very good restaurant with a very good bar. Things like the ubiquitous kale salad (no, really it's called the "ubiquitous kale salad")…



Constantly packed to the gills with attractive young professionals sipping cocktails and snacking on shaved Brussels sprout salads, Sylvain’s brick-wall interior feels simultaneously historic and cosmopolitan. Entered through a little…



The restaurant that launched a thousand restaurants, Maurepas still holds its own as the leader of the Bywater’s recent dining renaissance. The drink menu is particularly special, with ever-changing seasonal…