6. The Red Hen
While the name may have you thinking about barns, The Red Hen is a delightful Italian-American experience that blows Italian chain restaurants out of the water. The influences the chefs draw upon come from their own heritage, such as rolling out pasta with their grandparents or working in European cafes. The dinner menu is small, with about 4 choices per section, but everything sounds mouthwateringly delicious. Most of the beer is also locally sourced.