The Bar Room at Fowler & Wells in is part of the recently renovated Beekman Hotel in Manhattan's financial district. It offers small plates that are tasty and creative. You can perhaps summon the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe, who apparently created some of his work while residing here.
Fowler & Wells, 5 Beekman St.; (212) 658-1848, www.lat.ms/fowlerwells
Ruth Kramer Ziony