Simply excellent food, carefully prepared and served professionally with no pretension. It’s what so many restaurants shoot for, and so few actually achieve. Betty evokes an American take on bistro fare, with unpretentious food—pan-roasted chicken, a juicy burger, killer steak frites, knee-weakening fruit pie—that’s completely satisfying and worth every penny. Even some of its specialty cocktails, such as the suave Jeune Fille (Bombay Sapphire, Lillet Blanc, orange twist), come in at a reasonable $8 when cocktail prices creep to $12 or more so often these days. Happy hour happens seven days a week, with $4 appetizers and $6 Manhattans and martinis.