What do you have to do to get noticed in this town? Two weeks ago I sat in an empty restaurant eating three courses of opulent, marvelously conceived, and not altogether expensive food while lesser, pricier places all over the city were packing them in. Of course, location is a factor -- I was downtown, not exactly a weeknight hot spot -- as are the economy and the May sweeps, but still and all it's puzzling that a place with one of the nation's top 10 pastry chefs whipping up confections on the premises should have most of its business... More >>>
Haute Meets Hot: Just off the Orchard Hotel's
lobby is Soléa, a smart, cozy bar attached to a
starkly elegant dining room.