A Southern restaurant with chandeliers and a jazz and blues sound track, Town Hall gives the classic seafood stew a Big Easy bent. Herbsaint liquor, fennel, and chili flakes spice up an Early Girl tomato broth, and Louisiana crawfish and deep-fried softshell snow crab perch on top. Red pepper aioli, slathered on grilled bread, is a nice accompaniment. 342 Howard St.
This appeared in the November/December 2015 issue