100 Very Best Restaurants: – Bas Rouge

Photograph by Scott Suchman

Is it worth crossing the Bay Bridge for dinner? Yes, if your target is entrepreneur Paul Prager’s chic fleet of Easton restaurants, particularly the crown jewel, Bas Rouge. The 54-seat gem—all Old World style with parlor chandeliers and a Champagne trolley—is a haven for genteel service and continental European cuisine. Dinner is a tasting menu, but we’re equally enticed by a leisurely à la carte lunch of chestnut velouté and destination-worthy Wiener schnitzel. Very expensive.