Catbird nests just upstairs from Nine at the National, and chef Jeramie Robison oversees both venues at the glossy Thompson hotel, located in the landmark First National Bank Tower. Though Catbird is hidden away in an aerie high above downtown, a young, lively crowd has already discovered its arty, private-club ambience, spacious patios, and killer views. A carefully curated menu of small plates, tasteful wine selections, and knockout cocktails combine to make Catbird perfect for date night. Order this to go: Pair fabulous frites with medium-rare lamb chops, or choose the miso salmon with sushi rice on a bed of Little Gem lettuce. Pro tip: There’s a “business casual or nicer” dress code, so if you plan to stay onsite, feel free to dress up a bit. You can always pay for valet parking, but if you arrive early enough, check the west side of the block, on Field Street, for parallel parking without meters.

Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.