Celebrity restaurateur and chef Tom Colicchio has scored again with this vibrant eatery, which has a bar and an expansive lounge that covers much of the lobby of the splendid Beekman Hotel. Evocative of a colorful, early 1900s New York, the mood richly captures an opulent and slightly edgy by-gone era. Muscovy duck with rhubarb, veal shank, beef Wellington, foie gras torchon and oysters Rockefeller all standout. The lounge provides some truly great people-watching opportunities. The restaurant and its adjacent bar area are one of the most vibrant in the entire downtown area, with a bubbly mix of fashionable tourists, well-heeled New Yorkers and Wall Street professionals all rubbing shoulders. There is a voraciously upbeat and youthful mood, buoyed in no small part by splendid signature cocktails. This is a prime destination to dress up, go out on the town and celebrate the “new” New York.