Roasted tomatoes

Bursting blackened tomatoes saturated with thick salt crystals
Photos: Anna Knott

Lobster Mac ’N’ Cheese

Tender lobster chunks and chewy capellini coated in gobs of melted Havarti, Grana Padano, and mascarpone: food porn starts here
The Capital Grille

Garlic Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

A homey classic that has gotten a zesty makeover

Sautéed Spinach

Glossed in olive oil and laced with shallots—deceptively simple
Tavern on Rush

BBQ-Rubbed Sweet Potato

Not as gargantuan as most steak house potatoes, but twice as flavorful (and healthy)