Park Ave

Restored to a jaunty sheen never imagined during its Highway 39 diner heyday, this family-owned Googie landmark serves gourmet American classics (lobster fritters, pan-roasted veal chop) as invented by accomplished chef David Slay. Look for a heavy reliance on from-scratch cooking (house breads, ice creams, even the mayo and ketchup). Il Garage, an alfresco venue beside the property’s large kitchen garden, offers an Italian menu and separate hours.