Monday through Friday, 5 to 7: $7 glasses of wine and bottles of beer
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Gentlemen, if you’re there in the summer, we suggest you not wear shorts to Tom Power’s Shaw restaurant—unless you’d like the maître d’ to present you with a pile of pants stitched by the chef/owner’s costume-designer wife for guests who don’t adhere to the dress code. (Denim is permitted.) Once inside, diners settle into a quiet, modern space anchored by lovely light-wood pillars where they can order à la carte or choose a $65 five-course tasting menu, one of the better values in town.
Sonnets should be written about the soups, which have subtly layered flavors and velvety textures. Entrées are as restrained and cleanly composed as the beige-on-brown decor.
Don’t miss: Kabocha-squash soup; tonnato with tomato and raw tuna; peppered rare bigeye tuna with sushi rice and seaweed; soft-shell crabs with wilted arugula and verjus; antelope with chestnut purée; ice creams; blueberry tart.
Open: Monday through Saturday for dinner. Expensive.