From Our Editors
The Maiden offers escape from the rigors of the everyday with its sultry dining space punctuated by intimate candle lighting and the delicious aromas of fresh fare. Ornate glass lamps hang from golden chains overhead, bathing vermillion walls in the subtle glows of turquoise and saffron while diners peruse a menu of multi-sized delicacies. Small-plate tapas amuse the mouth with offerings of grilled asparagus with shaved manchego cheese and seasoned bread crumbs ($6) alongside favorites such as costillas, a helping of pork ribs marinated in a sherry-barbecue sauce ($9). Grab several small plates to share with friends for a leisurely night of nibbles, sips, and good conversation. If a lifetime as the only child precludes sharing, The Maiden serves up larger plates such as robust bowls of seafood paella with clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp, and mahi ($17), and mama-bear medium plates like the ceviche with homemade tortilla chips ($9).