Had enough of small plates and molecular cuisine? Check out this modern Alsatian brasserie. As at executive chef Liam LaCivita’s other eateries—Liberty Tavern and Northside Social—this is very much a neighborhood drop-by spot. Killer cocktails, a thoughtful beer list, and wines from small family-owned vineyards in France are one reason. The kitchen’s craft approach to everything from wursts and condiments to breads and ice cream is another. Chef de cuisine Andy Bennett takes on schnitzels, bratwursts, and choucroute and gives them lightness without sacrificing savor.
At happy hour—daily from 3 to 7—house-ground burgers (with raclette cheese and fries) are $10 and short-rib franks are $6. Don’t miss: Escargots with Pernod and pink-peppercorn butter; kielbasa with smoked paprika; trout with citrus brown butter; veal schnitzel with mustard spaetzle; choucroute garni; profiteroles with pistachio ice cream. Open: Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Moderate.