Almost every time my wife and I go out to dinner (which isn't as often as it used to be) we either consider going to Ava Gene's or we go there. It is just so damned good. They obviously kill it in the pasta/entrée game, but their vegetable dishes are off the charts. Tuscan Calvary, Celery Salad, whatever's in season, prepared perfectly. If you're solo or just two people, it's pretty entertaining to sit at the kitchen bar and watch the magic happen. The cocktail and wine selections and knowledge are top notch. Overall, just an awesome meal and a great experience.