Bricco della Regina Anna
Giving a moneyed, early-to-bed neighborhood a reason to stay up late, this charming candlelit wine bar draws older couples on their way to the symphony, young professionals on double dates, and the odd hipster or two discussing the record deal that almost was. A full menu and an impressive cheese list complement excellent pours from Italy, France, and the Pacific Northwest. There’s also a good selection of Belgian beers and local drafts. Golden walls, exposed pipes, an attractive wide bar, and a glassed-in wall of wine racks create an understated bistro vibe, which is mirrored by the laid-back staff and the jovial but hushed conversations around you.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.