Manhattan Heights, an historic district and neighborhood, seems to be getting a shot in the arm in the form of new restaurants like this one, where fine dining thrives in a new building that has the feel of a comfortable neighborhood bar. You could start with either fried or chargrilled calamari with sriracha  (it goes well with a vodka martini, just saying). Then either stay in the same lane with seafood pasta (filled with clams and shrimp) or seared ahi tuna. Or you could change lanes and check out the terrestrial specialties: Texas-sized prime rib, a tomahawk ribeye,  or succulent El Paso­–style prime rib tacos. Comfort food is found in the form of a perfect caldillo, a rich and meaty stew. Finish with the flaming crème brulée, made with a little whiskey, a pinch of cinnamon, and pure cane sugar (and fire, of course). Get the “double flame” and the crust on the delectable custard is beyond crisp—unforgettable. You can certainly dress up here, but the vibe says “welcome to the neighborhood.” Regulars take advantage of wine lockers so they can enjoy special bottles without bringing them from home.