Sexy red leather booths. Flattering lighting. Generous bartenders. Sophisticated comfort food. A neighborhood restaurant-cum-dining destination, Ouest has it all! Tom Valenti’s signature dishes include mushroom soup, braised short ribs, osso buco, roasted sea bass, and bacon-wrapped scallops. Ouest’s casual sibling, The West Branch, is located a few blocks south, adjacent to On The Ave hotel, 2178 Broadway, 212.777. 6764, www.thewestbranchnyc.com.