READERS' PICK (TIE):
A sibling of the acclaimed Janos restaurant on the grounds of the Westin La Paloma, J Bar has an upscale casual atmosphere and a jazzy and improvisational Latin grill menu. J Bar is one of those places to take special dates or parents visiting from out of town, or to celebrate an evening with friends. Reserve a table on the outdoor patio with a view over the whole city, enjoy a happy-hour J-Bar margarita and watch the sunset.
With live music every night and a darkened and velvety atmosphere, Plush attracts a varied crowd of downtown hipsters with its postmodern lounge feel. It's swanky and upscale with a little dive around the edges. In short, it's Tragically Hip.