Owner: Claire Smith
Over the past 26 years, Claire Smith has owned award-winning restaurant after restaurant. It started with the Daily Review Cafe, which was named one of Esquire Magazine’s Best New Restaurants of 1995, and continued with Shade and later, Canopy—both fantastic in their heyday. Enter Alice Blue, an all-day bistro and scratch kitchen serving fresh, Southern-inflected American fare. Open since 2017 and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with brunch on weekends, it’s the kind of place that welcomes you any time of day. Stop in the morning for coffee and a breakfast pastry, return for a lunch of housemade quiche and shrimp remoulade, pop in for cocktails and nibbles for happy hour, then relax in a booth over a dinner of sauteed red snapper or roasted chicken. The challah french toast, available during brunch on weekends, is a must-not-miss.
How to order: Open for dine-in, with takeout and delivery via Postmates.