Harlem keeps getting hotter. The latest It Spot is the Grange Bar & Eatery, a country kitchen bistro in the historic Hamilton Heights ’hood. Choice menu items include a panko flake-crusted portobello burger, and chicken with “smashed potatoes.” The exposed red brick walls and chatty waitstaff will make you feel like this is your local spot. Try fancy cocktails like the Queen’s Park Sizzle, the Sandia Diablo and an Uptown Cobbler.
The Grange Bar & Eatery, 1635 Amsterdam Avenue, 212-491-1635, 6:30-9:30 p.m., by invitation only