With menu items such as the filet de bœuf grillé ou Wellington sauce Périgourdine, the simple act of ordering at Le Périgord will add a touch of elegance to your life. Everything sounds better in French, and the rule extends to taste buds as well. The aforementioned dish is the grilled filet mignon or Wellington with black truffle sauce ($35 a la carte). Appetizers range from $10 (mixed green salad) to $25 (warm foie gras with seasonal fruits). After the first few courses, board the pastry trolley ($10) or dabble in soufflé ($8). Those preferring a prix fixe option, due to a Batman-villainesque addiction to rhyming, then get the three-course lunch for $32, or the three-course dinner for $65.
Meet new people, watch sports, and drink wine in Choice’s Grand Bar Area; try martinis, people-watch, and test out new pick-up lines in the more intimate Island Bar; or have dinner and ponder the clouds in the elevated Brick Room. The Choice Room is ideal for private parties—it can hold 20 guests for a dinner party, up to a hundred for a birthday party, and up to five hundred if you incent each participant with a ticket for a raffle for a pickup truck.
If you're serious about laughing, you’re doomed to never reach your goal, for the serious mind never laughs. But if you have a nice, laid-back appreciation for laughing, Comix is your kind of place. It’s calendar is loaded with free nights with local performers and evenings with nationally known comedians, including Jamie Kennedy, Drew Fraser, and Arj Barker. Restaurants and clubs surround Comix, making it a great starting point for a night out with friends (or a great ending point for a night out with friends who have curfews).
Fashion 40 serves Northern Italian cuisine, and Northern Italians would rather you die than eat a bad meal. Try the smoked salmon with capers, red onions, and tasty cream cheese and dill spread or the bow-tie pasta primavera sautéed with winter vegetables. The kitchen is open Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. to midnight, at which point the Italian kitchen staff makes the non-Italian kitchen staff practice their Italian-ness by performing scenes from Goodfellas. Stick around for a celebrity bellini: 10 cane rum and peach schnapps topped with champagne. For you divas, try the diva: Absolut 100 vodka, x-rated passion fruit liqueur, rum, grenadine, lime juice, and 7UP.
Led by a board-certified physician, GemVie MediSpa's staff has developed a wide range of services that combine medical technology with cosmetics to beautify clients. Specialists harness the power of skincare products from brands such as Yon-Ka to rejuvenate complexions, laser light energy to permanently zap off unwanted hairs, and vacuum-massage systems to knead away cellulite. The med spa further enhances its skincare treatments with a handful of complimentary services, including a customized consultation, digital skin analysis, and barrage of butterfly kisses from the staff.