5 Buzzy Restaurant Scenes You Need to Know
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5 Buzzy Restaurant Scenes You Need to Know

Bar del Fico, Rome, restaurant, interior, Italian, cuisine, Italy
Danilo Scarpati

Plug into the scene at one of these stylish spots.

Borkonyha Wine Kitchen, Budapest: A fashionable bistro dedicated to Hungary’s woefully underrated wines. Late nights draw well-heeled locals for sautéed duck liver and freshwater trout with dill. 3 Sas Utca. $$$

Paraje Arevalo, Buenos Aires: On the still-boho side of Palermo Hollywood, this storefront bistro attracts a chic clientele with brilliantly flavored blackboard specials influenced by the chefs’ stints at renowned European restaurants Mugaritz and the Fat Duck. 1502 Arevalo. $$$$

Le Filet, Montreal: A convivial dining room at the foot of Mont-Royal is the place for briny Canadian oysters with yuzu marmalade, fresh Gaspé char, and gnocchi with lobster. 219 Ave. du Mont-Royal Ouest. $$$

Departure Restaurant & Lounge, Portland, OR: With a Jetsons-inspired interior, this Pan-Asian restaurant on the 15th floor of the Nines hotel is redefining happy hour for the city’s trendy set. Try the crispy squid with spicy miso. 525 S.W. Morrison St. $$$

Bar del Fico, Rome (pictured): At this modern restaurant in the Parione quarter, nattily dressed Romans hold court over salumi, mini-pizzas, and terrific cocktails. 26 Piazza del Fico. $$

Restaurant Pricing Key
$ Less than $25
$$ $25 to $75
$$$ $75 to $150
$$$$ More than $150

Appeared as “95 Places to Eat Like a Local: Cool Crowds” in T+L Magazine

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