Tom and Geri Foley have set out to cure your California cravings with Broadway Cellars, a restaurant that's as much wine bar as it is bistro. From its wine-color walls to the rows upon rows of bottles poised for uncorking, the space, formerly occupied by The Room and South, is at once cellar-esque and airy.
Rich, inventive and satisfying dishes include soy-glazed salmon with Thai slaw, mussels with saffron cream, and coffee-roasted pork loin with asparagus. Even strong flavors like duck lasagna and taco steak sandwiches meet with perfect pairings, adeptly recommended by your server; those more interested in sippable courses will find a tasty table snack in the salty "nosh plate" of olives and cured meats.
The bulk of the wine list's 55 bottles hail from California, though international highlights can be had (particularly in the World Cup Rematch flight, which pits France and Italy against one another in a tippling taste test). Eighteen wines are poured by the glass, and indecisive patrons can opt for a predesigned flight. Really looking to sample the goods? Create your own wine flight and sip your way up the California coast.
Average cost: $10-$20
Centerstage Reviewer: Kate Rockwood