Bagel Club’s expansive menu ranges beyond its titular baked good, encompassing specialties such as pretzels and raisin-studded challah bread. Chefs also pile smoked fish—including sturgeon and lox—atop bagels, crack three eggs for each of their omelets, and fill sandwiches with deli meat or seafood salads. They can also add flavor to bagels or depleted scratch ’n’ sniff stickers with more than a dozen specialty spreads, including chocolate-chip, spinach-and-garlic, and blueberry varieties of cream cheese.
The flavors of the sea swim ashore in Ayhan’s Mediterranean-fusion menu of market-fresh seafood. The customer-favorite handmade mediterranean-dip sampler piles up a first-course palate pleaser of cod-roe caviar, baba gannouj, garlic mashed potatoes, and tzatziki ($10). Ahyan's chefs slowly flame-grill their signature whole fish (market prices), while flounder Athenian drizzles two filets in lemon garlic-butter sauces along with sides of spinach and feta cheese ($16). A maritime mix, the seafood kebab with grilled shrimp lets sated guests brandish the skewer for tabletop fencing ($19). Those lacking in sea- legs and -stomachs can head inland for open-flame grilled baby-lamb chops ($20) or New York sirloin ($20).
Wings Plus offers an extensive menu of rib-sticking fare for lunch and dinner daily, featuring grilled meats, barbecued treats, and healthy eats. Its wings, slathered in any of the 18 savory, sweet, and spicy sauces like flaming honey barbecue or garlic parmesan, come in traditional or deboned varieties with your choice of dipping sauce. Start with an order of the fried ravioli for an Italian-inspired appetizer ($6.99), or claw your way into Maryland-style crab cakes for a fresh sea-treat ($9.99). Sandwiches ($5.99) and 12" pizzas ($7.99+) are served alongside healthy options like roasted chicken and salads. Add an order of redskin potato salad ($2.49+) or sweet potato fries ($3.99) to a customized cup ($4.99+) or 40-strong bucket of wings ($31.99). All of Wings Plus's fare is prepared fresh on site and whipped up fast to order for dine-in or carryout, making it a great option for harried families too busy to cook or all cooked-out after hosting dinner for grandma's rugby team.
The newest incarnation of the Capriccio Family Style Restaurant, Cafe Capriccio builds a menu of Italian classics from chef Elio Sobrero’s library of Old World recipes. The fresh endives and crunchy fennel of the Bianca salad ($7.95) go skinny-dipping in extra-virgin olive oil before house wine ($8.95/glass) unfurls a red carpet for a procession of savory flavors. Rather than perplex grumbling bellies with unrehearsed showtunes, diners can please them with a hearty veal capriccio, which arrives steeped in truffle sauce along with prosciutto and mozzarella ($19.95). Like fairy-tale heroines, linguine vongole’s clam sauce ($17.95) comes in a choice of rose red or snow white. Finish the meal with a treat such as the Four Seasons chocolate velvet cake or white-chocolate mousse ($5.95 each).
Tramonto on the Bay is a family-run affair where staff members place a premium on tradition and quality. To that end, much of the menu is made in-house, starting with the marinara sauce that's served alongside rings of crisp calamari and poured over house-made fettuccine and ravioli bolognese. The space recalls a homey trattoria, with soft pendant lighting and mottled walls decorated with oil paintings and frescoes of canoodling cannoli.