Mas gets más attention than anyone else in C-Ville, but a quiet gem is making the right kind of waves in an old one-bedroom apartment, especially with speakeasy super-fans. The Alley Light, a 2015 James Beard Award semi-finalist for best new restaurant, boasts an unmarked entrance, a lounge atmosphere, and French-leaning food that definitely shouldn’t be kept a secret. On top of signature dishes like bone marrow served with braised escargot, The Alley Light messes with 18 weekly specials (overachievers, we know). You’re sipping on cocktails from local bar legend Micah LeMon, like the Bee’s Knees with gin, local honey, and house lavender bitters. Pro tip: if you’re trying to hold hands, ask for the table tucked in the wine room.