In the long, narrow dining room of the historic Majestic Restaurant, one wouldn't have a hard time imagining the spirited saloon that once resided there. Behind the restored 19th-century bar and under a pressed-tin ceiling, barkeeps shake, stir, and pour classic craft cocktails alongside more than 150 types of whiskey. Downstairs, a speakeasy-style jazz club features live performances nearly every night of the week, which are best enjoyed while wearing Prohibition-era garb such as top hats filled with beer. Both the main dining room and downstairs club serve a full dinner menu of tender steaks, cold-water lobster tails, and classically prepared Scottish salmon.
Zagat-rated PotPie dishes out its eponymous entree and other thoughtfully prepared comfort far alongside an array of classic cocktails. While the quaint chalkboard menu varies based on what's in season, recent lunches have included grilled cheese sandwiches ($7) and savory, exquisitely encrusted potpies teeming with chicken and vegetables or beef and mushrooms ($8), which morph into larger portions at suppertime ($12). Pan-seared scallops encircle tomato and leek risotto and grilled asparagus ($21), while PotPie's signature pan-roasted chicken ($14) surveys the table horizon from its castle of mashed potatoes and green beans with a pan jus moat. Skilled barkeeps pour wines ($5+ per glass) and local beers ($3.50+), shake, stir, and juggle classic cocktails such as Manhattans and Old Fashioneds ($6–$8) and craft distinctive libations such as the foam-topped espresso martini ($6).
Chefs at El Pueblito highlight authentic Mexican flavors in each and every dish, from guacamole made with Haas avocados to hand-rolled tamales. They also prepare salsa several times a day in order to have a fresh supply on hand for the daily food fight. In addition to fajitas, enchiladas, and other traditional favorites, the menu contains a number of seafood specialties including grilled fish tacos, chipotle shrimp, and ceviche marinated in fresh lime juice. Dishes are served in a casual dining room adorned with a hand painted mural of a rural, Mexican village.
From morning, noon, to night, the hardworking chefs at Paparico's dish out mouthwatering meals of Mexican. Breakfast burritos and quesadillas greet the rising sun, and traditional meals of pozole, carnitas, and tamales round out suppers graced with garnishes of colorful pico de gallo, creamy queso rico, and salsa verde. An ample supply of Mexican beers and potent margaritas wash away spicy notes of poblano and chili de arbol, and provide more sturdy toasting apparatuses than enchiladas topped with ranchero sauce.
Mesob Pikliz's culinary team crafts authentic Ethiopian and Haitian cuisine that accommodates diners' diets with both vegetarian and meat-laden dishes. Shrimps sautéed in a mild chardonnay sauce and marinated chunks of fried goat represent the menu's Haitian faction, and spices imported from Ethiopia flavor traditional East African dishes from beefsteak tartars to stewed red lentils. The dining room's colorful artwork and bright orange walls cocoon guests in a sunny ambiance as they dine.
Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, Popeyes remains the flavorful lovechild of Cajun and Creole cooking, serving up a wide-ranging menu. Connoisseurs of crispiness can stick with Popeyes’ famous New Orleans–style fried chicken meals ($4.49–$6.89) surrounded with savory sides ($1.59–$3.79) such as warm flaky biscuits, red beans and rice, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, Cajun rice, and more. Otherwise, slather some livers and gizzards ($2.99–$5.49) onto a biscuit and eat it, temporarily imbuing you with the chicken’s mighty strength and ability to smell time. Avian-averse appetites can feast instead on a shrimp po’ boy combo ($6.19) with a pecan pie ($1.49) or Mississippi mud pie ($1.99) for dessert. And to keep your famished family from impeaching you and electing a new parent, quell multi-person appetites with bona fide family meals ($10.49–$30.99).