2007 BEST New Restaurant, West
Make sure you get the watermelon steak with confit tomatoes. Or no, wait: You’ve gotta taste the romaine salad with made-to-order croutons—the greatest thing to happen to the caesar since anchovies. In fact, nearly everything—starting with the appetizer of a cured-salmon-and-red-onion tea sandwich and ending with the homemade pies—at Jeff Fournier’s 51 Lincoln is a fresh, creative must-try. Our only piece of unwavering advice: If you order the luscious lobster noodles with lobster-champagne sauce, be prepared to share. Your companions are definitely going to want to nab some for themselves.