A Restaurant

A-Restaurant-photosize-This sexy old-school hangout rarely wants for business, thanks to longtime executive chef Jon Blackford and his constant retooling of American classics made with hard-to-find premium goods. The stellar burger is not on the menu or always available, but go ahead and ask. Dessert fans swoon over fresh-baked corn madeleines with cream and berries. At A Market next door, the inimitable Shelly Register oversees gourmet sandwiches and to-go goodies.