Grace Kitchen: Closed

$$ American/New American

A bustling, family-friendly sparkler in the heart of U Village serves up artisan versions of crowdpleasing food—s-l-o-w-l-y. (They’re always slammed.) When the food does arrive you can sometimes detect its provenance—the farm-to-table genius of Poppy proprietor and Grace Kitchen consultant, Jerry Traunfeld—as in the case of a grass-fed burger on a bakery roll with roasted tomatoes and aioli and Beecher’s cheddar, or a fine steak-frites topped with a tart chimmichurri and served with excessively edible matchstick fries. Mostly, this one’s lowest-common-denominator all the way—not altogether bad news when it comes to huge brunch plates and goopy desserts.

Last updated: 11/01/2012