The Low Down
The Extras: Just feel like sipping a glass of wine? Head next door to Avec, Blackbird's equally stylish, wine-centric counterpart.
Save Money: Blackbird now offers a $15, three-course lunch, which includes items like tahini carrot salad and a fish sandwich.
Know Before You Go: Plan to make a reservation, as they're all-but-required.
Fun Fact: After a brief stint in computer science, Paul Kahan heard the call of the kitchen. He spent time at erwin and Topolobampo before opening Blackbird, and in 1999 was named one of America's best new chefs by Food & Wine Magazine.
The Extras: The chic upstairs room seats parties of up to 56 for dinner (90 for cocktails).
Private Room: Upstairs room accomodates private parties of X or more.