C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar

The suave kitchen (considerably less influenced by France than when the restaurant opened) and the flawless seafood—from colossal fried shrimp to roasted cod and snow-white grouper served in a lemon beurre blanc sauce—attract an elite clientele that basks in impeccable service. The oyster bar is a perfect place to get a light meal; the bar proper adds saloon vibes to a tightly packed dining room. Money-saving tip: For less than the price of two stiff drinks, one can get an excellent carafe of house wine for the table.