You’ve got to love a place that lets you buy half-glasses of vino. This smart wine bar and restaurant crackles with energy during peak hours, when fashionably dressed professionals flood in. Occupying the sprawling space at the Crescent where Palomino Euro Bistro once reigned, the restaurant boasts a design that’s almost identical to that of its smash-hit sibling in Plano: blond wood beams, communal tables, an open kitchen, and a long bar with 60 taps, 53 dedicated to wine. A whimsical ink-on-canvas painting covers the bar, reinforcing the casual-cool vibe. Shareable plates—like pizzas, salumi, and cheese boards—are popular with the wine-sipping crowd, but we’re smitten with two pasta dishes: the orecchiette with bitter greens and apple-chicken sausage and the tonnarelli, the noodles entwined with cilantro and bolstered with shrimp in a creamy sauce of coconut milk, basil, and pecorino romano.
Cuisine: Wine Bar
Drinks: Beer & wine