Rigatoni pasta is served with eggplant, miso, mint and panna grata. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$
The Italian and Southern-inspired restaurant Josephine Estelle occupies a cavernous space on the ground floor of the Ace Hotel. Bar patrons can grab a seat on tall barstools or at tables lining picture windows overlooking Carondelet Street. The Jockey Club cocktail combines sparkling wine, orange liqueur and orange bitters. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.