BEST RESTAURANT FOR APPETIZERS (1998)
You're out a quatre, you want raw bar and Sancerre, your date wants spicy chicken wings and a Summit, your buddy wants a martini and a shrimp cocktail, and his date wants just a salad, or maybe a piece of cake, she doesn't know... What can you do? Head to Bravo, where the menu is as varied as it is delicious. The peel-and-eat shrimp are gigantic tiger prawns (and if you want to hit the next level above shrimp, order a cold poached lobster), the crisp calamari with salsa verde is addictive, the caesar salad is swell, and--clap-clap-clap, curtain call!--they serve them all, plus soups, salads, sandwiches (grilled hanger steak: mmmmm!), and desserts (Irish bread pudding with whiskey-drunk raisins!) every night in the bar until 12:30 a.m. (11:30 p.m. on Sunday).