The Stave

Decked out with black tufted leather booths and copper-tinned ceiling, you might mistake the place for a speakeasy, except it’s on the floor level of a beige condo complex. After the double-take, order from a drink menu full of well-crafted classics. Locals swear by the Moscow Mule, but we recommend the SideCar. The food is outsourced. Given that Michael’s Pizzeria was recently declared best in the nation by Zagat, that ain’t a bad thing.