Brasserie 8 1/2 is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The restaurant itself is beautiful, with a winding red staircase that leads you to the bar. The seafood is DELICIOUS: fresh lobster, crispy calamari, and moist fish. The food not only tastes good, it looks good as well; the plates, which are decorated with special flowery designs and dots, are very aesthetically pleasing. The desserts and cocktails are also excellent.