Alto Forno, Peabody
Philosophy: Sophisticated yet playful bites served in a space that evokes a billionaire’s over-the-top Manhattan loft.
What’s Unique: The Mediterranean-influenced menu is updated seasonally and includes indulgent offerings like creamy burrata and massive iced shrimp.
Insider Tip: Pair small plates with a chic cocktail from their grown-up list.
41 Cross St., Peabody, 978-871-2942, altoforno.com
Standout Qualities: Refined interpretations of tapas—the original small plates—from pan con tomate to patatas bravas.