152-154 Hills Road
Despite the growing trend for ethical dining, it is still difficult to find places that balances style and sustainability. Alimentum is one of those rare jewels. The restaurant is relentless about sourcing ingredients from its farmer neighbors and reducing its carbon footprint by converting cooking oil into bio-fuel and using hyperefficient refrigerators. But don't come expecting bare walls and burlap: The restaurant's sexy red-and-black interiors are full of lacquered and mirrored surfaces, with discreet beaded curtains blocking the view of the busy road. Unfussy dishes let exceptional ingredients speak for themselvesstuffed quail is paired with crisp pancetta and hazelnut cream, while venison from the estate down the way is braised and accompanied by a lush red wine reduction. The service is impeccable, as is the classic mojitoserved with a biodegradable straw, naturally.
Tip: On Tuesday nights there's live jazz (entrées, $19$26)