Sleek, upscale and dimly lit digs set the scene for a menu that includes specialties such as kinoko no kama meshi (rice hotpot with wild mushrooms and Japanese vegetables) and lobster no oven yaki (roasted lobster with shizo-ponzu butter). House-branded saki and housemade specialty cocktails are an offer at this contemporary Japanese staple, which has locations in 11 different cities internationally. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa). $$$
A top-tier menu of filet mignon, jumbo lump crab cake and steak tartare, a well-stocked wine cellar and a festive atmosphere and clubby lounge make this spot renowned the world over. L (Mon-Fri), D (Mon-Sat). Jacket and tie for gentlemen. The Upstairs at ‘21’ is an intimate and elegant salon with an exclusive prix fixe menu, $75. D (Tues-Sat).