A BYO star has risen in the storefront space of the former Maya Bella, where ex-Vetri/Le Bec-Fin hand Chip Roman has brightened the rooms and is producing a stellar bistro-plus menu full of clever surprises, from foie gras streaked with cinnamon oil to seafood flavored with spruce. Service also shows some polish.
Lunch: French onion soup; chicken pot pie. Dinner: chestnut risotto; hamachi tartare; smoked salmon with deep-fried egg; foie gras with cinnamon oil; blackfish; surf and turf; bouillabaisse; arctic char with spruce bark; lamb loin with brussels sprouts.
Lunch Tuesday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ; Dinner Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.