100 Very Best Restaurants: #81 – Lapis


The Popal family’s Afghan restaurant is a rare gem where the candlelit setting is enchanting, the spiced cocktails delicious, and the menu interesting and vegetarian-friendly. Start with savory pastries and tender dumplings. Heartier winners include eggplant with yogurt; qabili palowwith lamb; and grilled lamb chops. We’re also fans of brunch, especially in patio weather. Moderate.