Recently, I spent an evening cozying up to the gentrified urban scene at Pete’s Café on Main and Fourth in the heart of the old bank district. Pete’s Café, with its candlelight, tile floors and dark wood, creates a classic, swanky, New York environment.

Perfect for a date night or even dinner with the parents, Pete’s serves up something for everyone. The restaurant’s classics, like Flat Iron Steak with port wine demi and Hellman [Prime Beef] Burger, come served with fries smothered in a delicious, creamy, melted Bleu Cheese – or you can request Chipotle or Cheddar Bacon.

More adventurous eaters can choose the flavorful and perfectly balanced Beef Carpaccio, served on a bed of arugula or the equally scrumptious Seared Tuna accompanied by avocado, cucumber and apple salsa with orange sesame vinaigrette. Pete’s Café, not to be pigeonholed, also offers Italian flavors, like Wild Mushroom Ravioli with sage and mascarpone cheese sauce and Four Cheese Tortelloni in three tomato basil ragout, drizzled in garlic chive oil.

And don’t forget to leave room for dessert. The bread pudding, a giant serving laced with caramel and cream, demands to be eaten to the very last morsel.

Open until 2 a.m., Pete’s Café also has a selective late night menu with many of the same items.



For more information, visit petescafe.com.