This upscale spot in the Ace Hotel typifies the neighborhood’s revival, with an open floor plan, mirrored walls, popular wines and ambitious food from a pedigreed and well-known kitchen team, starring Chef Michael Cimarusti. It also honors the area’s history, taking its name from the first film shown in 1927 at the adjacent theater. The menu reflects a few strong Italian overtones, as evidenced by the paccheri stuffed with bitter greens and layered with a cheesy béchamel. But you’ll also find the freshest of seafood here complete with global influences—imagine black cod crudo with powdered nori and tortilla salt. Close out over coconut pandan pudding with mango and calamansi.
- De inspecteurs van de MICHELIN Gids