Roc looked good when it opened over a decade ago, and it looks just as good now—an effortlessly stylish room, elegant and minimal but also fun (and in summer the vibe spills out into the copious outdoor seating). Owner Rocco Cadolini, once the maître d’ of Elio’s on the Upper East Side, warmly welcomes friends and strangers alike, and if it appears that there’s no table for you, fear not—he might just have one wheeled in from the back. The Italian menu has something for everyone, from fresh pastas to seafood to a variety of meats. Roc can feel like a party on any given night, but at holidays—especially Halloween—it has been known to really turn it out. If you’d rather stay in, Roc is a popular choice for delivery. Closed February 2017.