• Beer geeks and comfort food seekers have a new option in this up-and-coming neighborhood. Indulgent dishes like a chicken and waffle sandwich, fish and chips, and a beer-glazed Angus burger pair with an ever-changing selection of craft brews.
    634-1447
    fourpegsbeerlounge.com
  • Billed as “modern Vietnamese,” this Frankfort Avenue establishment takes authentic tastes of Vietnam to a higher level, incorporating a French flair and organic ingredients. Try the different preparations of prawns or the shaking beef — cut-up filet mignon with garlic, watercress, red onions and jasmine rice.
    896-1016
    basarestaurant.net
  • Jack’s is the more casual, lounge area attached to sister restaurant Equus. Have a seat on one of the comfortable leather couches and order from a menu of dressed up American classics. Absolutely don’t miss the cocktails mixed by longtime bartender Joy Perrine.
    897-9721
    equusrestaurant.com
  • Breakfast lovers shouldn’t miss Meridian Cafe. Offerings include superb French toast, a bagel sandwich with smoked salmon and wilted spinach, and hearty pastrami hash. If you’re more into lunch, check out the white bean burger or shitake mushroom sandwich.
    897-9703
    themeridiancafe.com
  • Create your own pizza or order from a list of specialty Za’s, then choose from the extensive beer list.
    454-4544
    zaspizza.com
  • (502) 899-2008
    http://www.sweetsurrenderdessertcafe.com/
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    290-8888
    mannyandmerle.com
  • Located at the former Club 21, The Cure Lounge is an upscale bar and lounge with several options for small plate dining.

    502-619-2178
  • This Clifton-area eatery focuses on curries and features a light bite called yum woonsen, a glass-noodle salad crammed with ground chicken, shrimp, lime juice, chiles, shallots and cilantro.
    897-7682
  • East meets West at this downtown, upscale restaurant, with dishes like seafood capellini and miso tilapia with Asian risotto.
    585-4005
    yachingsrestaurant.com