Chef Joseph’s at the Connoisseur Room
Former California Bar & Grille and Agio chef Joseph Heidenreich returns with an elegant new venue that puts a fresh polish on his innovative American cuisine at this “executive” lunch spot on Ohio Street. Plenty of dark wood, a stunning bar, and curvaceous crushed-velvet banquettes provide a striking backdrop for Heidenreich’s revolving lunch menu, which has included a delectable tempura crabcake sandwich with Worcestershire mayo, orange-sesame duck wings, and delicate stuffed artichoke hearts. Desserts, often in collaboration with The Best Chocolate in Town, are a must. Occasional special dinners, as well as cabaret and open-mic nights, further separate the restaurant from the standard business spots.