Swift & Sons
Photos: Nick Murway
What do you want from a steakhouse? Because whatever it is, Swift & Sons can make it happen. Few beef dens—or restaurants in general—are more invested in satisfying your every whim, and even fewer do it in such a carefully executed turn-of-the-century setting. Game servers will guide you through the experience, from the potent cocktails (like the Orchard Square, with rye and Rhine Hall apple brandy) to the gently charred Kansas City strip (above) to the perfectly timed arrival of the chocolate trolley filled with appealing bite-size sweets, like grasshopper truffles. Anything that isn’t on hand—say, theater tickets—can be rustled up by the onsite concierge. But most likely, if you want it, Swift & Sons has already thought of it.
Tip:Order a side of oxtail marmalade. It’s like a spreadable cross between shredded beef and caramelized onions.