Situated across the street from Octane, the space, designed by design firm du jour, ai3, has an airy, modern loft-like feel, with exposed bricks, polished concrete floors, and blond wood tables, but it feels intimate and relaxed. The menu, created to be flexible and sharable, speaks most clearly of the aspirations and inspirations of talented chef Todd Ginsberg. Sandwiches take the limelight at lunch; roasted eggplant, cauliflower and a smattering of pickled vegetables are packed into a baguette roll, complemented by a spicy aioli. At dinner, the menu is made up mainly of "shared plates," as well as a couple of sandwiches and a few entrees. Bocado has tone, taste and talent locked down, and the Westside and Atlanta are even more delicious as a result.
Price: $$ ($10-$20)