A wide-ranging menu based on contemporary Southern cuisine is nudged up a bit in preparation and presentation from the typical American bistro. Be sure to try the Maker’s Mark bourbon sirloin or the cedar plank salmon.
Inspired by the honky tonk culture that arose in Bakersfield, Caif.. in the 1950s, this upscale diner, located in a renovated fire station, offers a taste of classic American and Tex-Mex cuisines. Chicken-fried steak and catfish share menu space with empanadas and several varieties of chili.
If a day at the mall makes you hungry (or leaves you needing a drink) BJ’s has you covered. This eatery, located in Oxmoor Mall, offers a broad menu of signature deep-dish pizzas, pastas and sandwiches, along with a selection of its own handcrafted beer and root beer.
This beautifully renovated new restaurant offers classic, upscale bistro fare. Favorites so far include potato-encrusted grouper, blackened Bourbon Street scallops, and a bison rib-eye steak. Our reviewer highly recommends the Caesar salad.
Step inside this chic wine bar and you’ll never know you’re in an East End shopping center. The atmosphere is perfect for relaxing and sampling appetizers and wine by the glass. The specialty Brix House Chips paired with your favorite red or white won’t disappoint.
Highlights of this pizza joint include an old car converted into a table, the Philly cheese steak, large slices of thin crust pizza, and deep-fried Oreos. A favorite among bar hoppers, Spinelli’s is open till at 5 a.m. all week in one of the city’s busiest bar corridors, and offers delivery until 4:30 a.m.
Homegrown, but with its heart in the Rockies, this expanding chain features hearty food — steaks, ribs, meatloaf and some killer blue-cheese coleslaw — as well as a full bar with a large selection of domestic and import beers, wine and spirits.