Bar Isabel

Dark and old-fashioned, this is the oddest-looking dining room in which you can find pintxos and foie gras-topped rib eye, but once you get used to loud noise bouncing off the wood-paneled walls, you’ll want to stay at this Little Italy establishment awhile. The drinks list is a playground for those who want something a bit different: funky ciders, a range of sherries, and creative cocktails. Whatever you do, leave room for the Basque cake. [$$$]