Mon-Fri noon-1am, Sat 4pm-1am
The Town Mouse crew's city outpost is a more primal beast than its precise Carlton sibling. For starters, most of the cooking in the central open kitchen is done with fire (there's both a grill and wood-fired oven), including what is arguably the best roast chicken in town, as well as a charred broccoli dish lifted by a sunflower seed and broad bean dressing, and a butterflied, crisp-at-the-edges rainbow trout teamed with fresh horseradish. There are great pickled things, too - cucumbers with dill and feta, and mussels in sherry vinegar served with a fine rouille - all there in the service of the non-interventionist (aka natural) wine list. Compiled by co-owner Christian McCabe, it's a list that could convert many to the natural cause with its breadth, accessibility and prices. Put all of this together with a room where dark good looks are on par with comfort and there is every reason to make space for Embla on your CBD repertoire.