A small fire broke out in Kevin Rathbun’s flagship restaurant, causing damage to the kitchen and closing the place down for six weeks. By the end of September, though, you’d never know the place had missed a day. Buzzy crowds returned and cooks once again churned out the decadent dishes that define Rathbun’s style. Actually, the restaurant is now slightly more affordable: Long-running “second mortgage plates” were dropped in favor of more reasonably priced entrees between $16 and $28. Try the paneed veal (think Cajun schnitzel) over tagliatelle.
112 Krog Street, 404-524-8280, rathbunsrestaurant.com