There’s something about this Broad Ripple staple that seems connected to Manhattan’s older restaurants — whenever we simple folk venture there, we feel like swells takin’ on the Big Apple! It’s dark, it’s woody, there’s outdoor seating when the weather’s warm, there’s a cellar room and the flights of vino are always fun. Sure, things can get pricey, but this place is built for languid romance, not economy. The food’s pretty great, too.
6331 Guilford Ave., 255-5159, www.cornerwinebar.com
2nd: St. Elmo Steakhouse