Contemporary American fare served by Union Square Cafe and Tribeca Grill alum David Thomas in the space that formerly housed Chow's Caribbean. Starters include crab cakes with sun-dried tomato remoulade; Buffalo chicken spring rolls, and grilled vegetable-and-goat-cheese Napoleon. Entr$eacute;es include oven-roasted salmon, citrus-marinated chicken, and angel-hair pasta with jumbo shrimp. Open for dinner Wed through Sun.
Best Short Ribs 2006. 'I try to be seasonal,' says David Thomas, chef and owner at Jack & Dyl's. 'But I can't take the ribs off the menu, even in summer. They've become our signature dish.' No wonder we crave these fall off the bone ribs like an addiction. First the meat is seared, then braised in beef stock, red wine, garlic, and thyme, and served in a rich reduction sauce. The meat just melts in your mouth like butter.