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Established in 2009, Craft & Commerce has been delighting Little Italy's locals with its take on American specialties served in a relaxed atmosphere. Start of with the snack selection, offering specialties like crispy chickpeas, fried dill pickles and mini corn dogs. Mains include the popular Ode To The Burger as well as familiar favorites like escarole salad, pastrami sandwich and mac & cheese. Craft cocktails are a specialty on the drinks menu that also offers beers and other spirits. An industrialized yet cheerfully decor marks the interiors of this restaurant with bright red chairs, textured wooden tables and comfy bright-green booths. There's a little outdoor section as well. Check website for more.
Founded on the philosophy of making your dining experience as lively as possible, Searsucker is a spacious restaurant and bar that's ideal for a night out with friends or family. Serving classical American cuisine with their unique flair, you must try the short ribs, grilled octopus or their house specialty- biscuits served with whipped butter and guajillo honey. Their signature cocktails like Peter Rabbit and Up All Night perfectly complements the delicious food. The vibe is boisterous and fun, with the decor being a mix of classy and quirky. Brick-exposed walls and hardwood flooring creates a nice contrast with the rope-themed lighting, plush carpets and intriguing wall decor. Overall, you can say that the restaurant lives up to its promise of making your meal memorable.
Nobu is a popular Japanese fusion restaurant located inside of the Hard Rock Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter. Matching nicely with its Asian fusion cuisine, Nobu stays in theme with its decor, blending different elements of Asia into a modern, sleek design. Service is prompt, attentive and friendly. The ambiance is lively and energetic. The food plays off of Nobu's other elements perfectly, serving as the grand crescendo of the evening. Dishes include Japanese classics like sushi, tempura and miso coup, while fusion dishes include Nobu's rendition of fish 'n chips and beef tenderloin.
At Cucina Urbana, Italian cuisine is elevated to a whole new level with a California fresh flair to traditional dishes. The "Vasi" appetizers, served in little jars with bread, are hard to resist and the homemade desserts are divine. This modern Italian eatery also features an outstanding cocktail menu, with many fresh fruit and herb concoctions dominating the list. Cucina Urbana is also known for their selection of wine, which can be enjoyed with your meal or taken home. Not to be missed, their happy hour specials are some of the best in the area!
This club and restaurant definitely offers entertainment and fine dining for those looking for something out of the ordinary. Cross-dressing waiters hourly lip-synch to racy hits by Bette Midler, Cher and other divas. Dinner and theater shows are performed nightly. The decor includes memorabilia from the rich and famous. The club offers top-of-the-line dining, a full bar and an impressive wine list.
The Melting Pot is one of over 100 Melting Pot restaurants. The chain was founded in 1975. It is a four course experience including a cheese fondue, salad, entree, and chocolate fondue. Cheese fondue offers breads, apples, and vegetables for dipping and there are a variety of cheeses—swiss, cheddar, and spinach artichoke are only a few of their options. They have vegetarian, seafood, poultry, and beef entrees that come individually or in portions for two. The dessert menu includes strawberries, bananas, cheesecake, tasty marshmallows, pound cake and brownies to dip in a variety of decadent chocolate melts.