Perfect For: Adventurous Eating Birthdays Date Night Special Occasions
PHOTOS: Huge Galdones

Smyth is an upscale tasting menu restaurant that wants you to feel relaxed, as if you were eating in a friend's upscale living room. And while it's a lot fancier than the typical pizza parties you may be used to at your friends' apartments, the husband and wife duo running the place here manage to make it feel homey. But for as comfortable as the ambience is, the food will keep your head on a swivel. Concoctions like their tomato mousse are unlike anything you've ever eaten before, and the same can be said for the rich Dungeness crab and foie gras. There's an eight ($135) and twelve-course ($195) tasting menu option, and both are excellent if you can handle the cost.

Once you spend all your money at Smyth, consider checking out their more casual restaurant downstairs, The Loyalist, the next time you need a good burger and a drink.

Huge Galdones
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