On top of a kitchen offering a menu with Parisian flavors and a New Orleans-style Sunday jazz brunch (played by Treme trumpeter Kid Merv), Fulton bills itself as the city's only "gin-centric" bar, boasting classic cocktails like Ramos gin fizz, 17 artisan gins and select tonics. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. weekdays.
Pan-fried oysters are topped with brie and house-made hot sauce. Blackened shrimp fettuccine is tossed with red and green peppers, red onions and crimini mushrooms in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
Thu., July 19, 5:30 p.m. 2012