Plug into the scene at one of these stylish spots.

By Travel + Leisure and Travel + Leisure Staff
March 16, 2014
Credit: Danilo Scarpati

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