From Our Editors
The Statue of Liberty and the Golden Gate Bridge move many tourists to snap photos or purchase souvenir key chains. For chef Paul Shufelt, these landmarks—and the cities that house them—aren’t an excuse to stock up on airbrushed T-shirts. Instead, they serve as inspirations for Hundred Bar & Kitchen’s contemporary comfort fare. At this upscale eatery and nightlife hotspot, Paul weaves hints of big-city art and architecture into a menu filled with house-cured meats and fresh, seasonal produce. In addition to showcasing Paul's culinary creativity, the cuisine serves as an homage to cultural cross-pollination. Polish perogies flaunt the flavors of bacon cheeseburgers, and lobster tacos sport Asian wonton shells. Top-grade Alberta beef stars in Prime burgers and tenderloin dinners, which pair nicely with gourmet sides such as truffle fries and green-pea risotto. Many meals unfold in candlelit booths trimmed with red leather seats and napkins as crisp and white as a freshly ironed snowflake. A semiprivate loft accommodates groups with seating for 50 and audio-visual capabilities.