Best Of 2021

Best new restaurant: Urban Stillhouse

Urban Stillhouse

Entering Urban Stillhouse your eyes can’t help but be swept up by the grandeur as the windows soar impossibly high. There’s no stained glass here, but the sheer volume of the room is impressive. This is indeed a house of worship, but one dedicated to the art of artisanal bourbon. The menu breaks free of the chains that might normally bind a restaurant worshiping dark spirits; it’s not built around every imaginable beef variation plus Caesar salad and onion soup vs. lobster bisque. Instead, Chef Kenny Tufo offers selective, imaginative fare and lets the kitchen strut its stuff.