San Francisco

From the duo behind Spork, Thermidor's a blessedly kitsch-less homage to the finer points of 60s era grub n' style with a cool nod to contemporary: fat cement columns're juxtaposed with warmly lit wood paneling and chrome Sciolari chandeliers, while dining options range from white tableclothed two-tops with swiveling retro chairs, to a black, polished stone bar where up-tempo 60s tunes set the mood, i.e., don't bring condoms.