11 Walton Road
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood above a lovely bungalow, Colonial is the brainchild of food writer Ajit Saldanha and architect Tony Kunnel. Downstairs, the open-air lounge serves potent martinis and tasty tapas such as patatas bravas and chicken brochettes. Upstairs, the loftlike dining room focuses on globe-trotting dishes such as barbecued ribs and slow-cooked lamb chops with saffron pilaf.
Tip: Skip limp salads and thin soups in favor of the excellent cheese platter (tapas, $6$16).