The best seating? A sturdy picnic table. The appropriate serving plate? A red-and-white paper basket. To its credit, the New Wave's three-course offering ($35, with a glass of house chardonnay) isn't billed as strictly authentic or traditional or genuine. It is billed rather as the fruit of the "research and experience" of chef Jason Seraydarian.
Arkansas wings, risotto crabcakes, escargot, gnocchi, Key lime tart
Numerous beers on tap, a tiny list of excellent and interesting wines
Dining room is meant to be nonsmoking, but smoke filters over from bar area.