This glass-walled dining room in the Park Hyatt sports a woodsy-chic, West Coast vibe, though the farm-to-table menu is grounded in the Mid-Atlantic. Reservations are a must, but spontaneous souls can head to the restaurant’s romantically lit lounge. The same Modern American menu is served in both places, so you won’t have to forgo classics like thrice-cooked duck-fat fries that couple perfectly with prime steak, or whole fish from the wood oven. Don’t stop with spuds—the kitchen wants you to eat your vegetables, dressing up crispy Brussels sprouts with bottarga and tonnato sauce or pairing parsnips with toasted oats and pickled grapes. For dessert, another tavern classic beckons: buttery deep-dish apple pie for two, or for an indulgent one. Expensive.
Also great: Baby Gem salad with Green Goddess dressing; tagliatelle with sweetbread Bolognese; cheesy grits with charred onions; sugar cookies.