Tavern62 by David Burke

New York

The multi-story Tavern62 is David Burke's second coming to this Upper West Side townhouse, which previously hosted his now defunct restaurant Fishtail. A bar lives on the ground floor, serving cocktails and a snack menu focused on fancy toast. Dining rooms and a greenhouse garden upstairs are more upscale, with walls adorned with the pink Himalayan salt that the chef has touted as one of his trademarks. The fare is modern and pleasingly plated, from "Angry Lobster Scramble" (tossed in creme fraiche with basil, lemon and chili oil, served in a bowl shaped like a giant cracked egg) and "Duck Duck Duck" (a large platter of duck prepared three ways). Burke's famous quirky desserts will be on offer, so expect those cheesecake pops.