By Fodor’s Travel
Sidney Street Cafe
This has been the city’s premier fine dining destination since 2003 and the best place to take somebody you are trying to impress. Chef Kevin Nashan makes classic dishes new again with surprising and delicious twists, always layering multiple textures and flavors with produce and herbs growing in the urban garden surrounding the parking lot. Start with housemade charcuterie, lobster turnovers, or sweetbread tostada. The entrées are just as intriguing. There’s steak encrusted with wasabi and served with a side of tempura veggies, or rabbit and waffles, with Nashan subbing rabbit sausage and fried rabbit nuggets for the traditional fried chicken. His second restaurant, Peacemaker (located just down the street), celebrates casual Acadian cuisine.