Lunch Tue-Sat noon-3pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm
Expect to be seduced by Bellota. This Europhile wine bar's captivating qualities are not solely about direct access to one of the best independent wine retailers in the country (the Prince Wine Store - no corkage for wines over $80). Nor is it just that the converted terrace shopfront, with its street-side tables and French bistro-like interiors, is so immediately comforting. It's all that in combination with Danielle Rensonnet's exquisite food that earns Bellota a spot on the radar. Pitch-perfect foie gras parfait is teamed with deep-purple Tokay jelly, while impeccably cooked snapper sits on a buttery tumble of heirloom zucchini. Grill-striped lamb arrives, meanwhile, with mustard greens and a satisfying chickpea panisse. Carefully sourced oysters, dazzling charcuterie (including jamón Ibérico de bellota) and brilliant desserts, like lemon mousse topped with frozen raspberries and dehydrated mandarin, make return visits a sure thing.
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