This was one of the pioneers in Himmarshee Village, moving in long before the area went hip. That was 13 years ago and it’s still going strong, so clearly it suits a lot of patrons. The Bar & Grille made a reputation for lunch, but it’s also a laid-back place for fine dining after 5, too. The wine list is extensive, with some high-end bottles not found in most neighborhood restaurants: Caymus, Jordan, Opus One. There’s a nice selection by the glass, as well. The menu is limited, and runs heavily to meats and fish, though many entrees are imports—Scottish salmon, Pacific halibut, diver scallops. If you want to save your fish dinners for places that use local catch, we love the porcini braised short fibs. They’re served with smoked gouda mac ’n’ cheese with crisp Parma ham and spinach, an upscale twist on a school-day favorite. The dining room is nicely laid out and decorated, but it’s not the reason to come; the motivation is the location and the food, and Himmarshee connects on both counts.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 05:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 05:30 PM to 11:00 PM, Sunday from 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex