From the team behind Palomar, The Barbary is a micro-restaurant whose dining area revolves around a 24-seat, horseshoe-shaped bar. Waiting for a seat is a given here, but luckily waiters are often on hand with snacks to tide you over until those who smartly arrived early finish their dinner. The food is headed up by Eyal Jagermann (who previously worked at Palomar), and is inspired primarily by North African and Israeli cuisines. Expect intensely flavored dishes like Chicken Msachen, which is marinated in yogurt and spices for 24 before meeting the grill. Though meat and seafood cooked on the coal-fired robata grill are the main event here, don't overlook the bread, be it the four-ingredient tandoor naan or the Jerusalem Bagel with za'atar and sesame seed.