Uptown Area

Sushi Bay 17

Wide variety, quality presentation, and attentive service have earned this sushi locale the right to be called a destination. Enjoy happy hour fare—including oysters, sashimi, rolls, and drinks—on the outdoor patio. We suggest trying their daily special. 

Margs Taco Bistro (Uptown)

This Mexican bistro offers a casual dining experience, fresh margaritas and hand-pressed tortillas. Try the carne asada taco.

Beast & Bottle

The "farm to fork" mantra permeates a menu featuring small plates (mussels, crudo), flatbreads, vegetables, and dinner-size plates (including red Duroc pork and pan-roasted belly roll).

Avenue Grill

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Ace Eat Serve

This Uptown restaurant and ping-pong hall features Asian-inspired cuisine, 10 ping-pong tables, and house-made juices and sodas. Two outdoor tables and weekly tournaments make this the perfect place to eat, drink, and hang out.

Tree Haus Bistro

A traditional bistro emphasizing soups, salads, sandwiches, and tapas. Each sandwich is named after a tree such as the Aspen, a hot pastrami sandwich, or the Poplar, a roast turkey sandwich with a cranberry relish and toasted sage leaves. For dessert, try a house-made chocolate tort on the expansive front patio.  

Walter's Pizzeria

Grab a slice and a pint at this pizza parlor. Order the Big Fizz if you are craving meat or the Panama Not-So-Red if you want everything but the tomato sauce.


With food like homemade mac and cheese and fried chicken, plus retro booths, this restaurant makes the 1950s feel right around the corner.


This neighborhood bistro combines European culinary traditions and hip style for a cosmopolitan experience.

Vine Street Pub & Brewery

This pub does a brisk business with two patios, 21 beers on tap, and an affordable menu of burgers, burritos, and veggie specialties like the Reuben (beer-baked tempeh stands in for corned beef).