Diners evolve from business-casual to New York-fabulous as the evening progresses, the low lighting ebbs sophisticated to swank. A mural of glittering lips provides a fantastic selfie-backdrop, if one can hold still long enough to snap one once the live music starts around 9pm. But don't let this distract you from Allegretti's artistry in his French-inflected New American menu. The caliber of
|Cod with eggplant|
|Monkfish with spring bean tajine|
|Strawberry Souffle with Key Lime Creme|
The kitchen doesn't seem to fear the city's heightened salt admonitions: some dishes are notably saline. But the scene encourages a free flow of libations, and even water glasses never sit long half-empty. If you're a little bloated the morning after, it was well worth the dinner and a show. And if dinner morphs into disco, still do not bypass dessert. Strawberry souffle, delicately marshmallowy and drizzled in key lime creme, is well worth the twenty minute prep time. If it's a concern, take that time to boogie away the calories in anticipation.