Root & Bone evokes a whitewashed country cottage with light fixtures fashioned from old decanters and vases. New Yorkers get a taste of the progressive New South here from traditional recipes updated with quality, seasonal ingredients via Top Chef contestants Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth. Meatloaf is enriched with braised short ribs, and free-range chicken is brined in sweet tea before it’s fried up and piled in a bucket. Airy biscuits, moist cornbread and ricotta gnudi with grilled sweet corn and celery root whip are other reasons to stop on by. The "root" part of the restaurant's name manifests itself by the presence of root vegetables; as for "bone," take a look at the beer taps or what your check is stuffed in.