At this renowned restaurant, Michael Anthony (an F&W Best New Chef 2002) offers a great deal, especially for the tony Gramercy Park neighborhood. Anthony calls the $48, four-course prix fixe in the restaurant's tavern area The Today Menu. "It gives us a chance to cook informally," he says about dishes like spinach tart with goat cheese and curried-goat open ravioli. "It's how we like to cook on our day off." gramercytavern.com.