Manhattan – East Village
29 E 2nd St at Second Ave
In the mood for fondue? Heartbreak has several opulent, cheese-based selections sized for a romantic duo or a festive-minded group. The windowed industrial space has a red glow (what other color would you expect?) and a long bar stocked with an impressive collection of mostly Swiss, German, Austrian and French wines. In the kitchen is Ingrid Roettele, a warmhearted German woman who prepares sauerbraten, Wiener schnitzel and pan-fried trout. Rarely crowded as of yet, it's a good place to keep in mind for birthday dinners.