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1515 Restaurant Restaurant Review: The cuisine at 1515 Restaurant takes many of its cues from the modernist movement --- beginning with its contemporary cocktails, some of which have flourishes such as lavender foam or blackberry caviar. Diners have the option of ordering à la carte or selecting a multi-course tasting menu (six or eight courses) with optional wine pairings. Recently taking over the kitchen is executive chef Joseph Arena, who may present appetizers such as a duo of seared foie gras with sweet onion relish and a torchon with ahi tartare and compressed apple. Entrées range from "Bouillabaisse Americana" to local, all-natural Wagyu steaks with braised kale, roasted garlic potatoes, red wine reduction and shishito peppers. For dessert, the "Elvis" chocolate bar features peanut butter custard and bacon wrapped banana. But while the food is decidedly avant-garde, the two-tiered space, furbished with dark woods, weathered red brick and white tablecloths, is steeped in classic refinement, and service, too, is reminiscent of old-school civility. A thoughtfully curated, well-rounded wine list, the bottles of which are on display in the upstairs cellar, appeals to all budgets, with price tags that start in the $20 range. Of course, you can splurge as well, on a 2004 Lokoya Winery Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon that rings in at $525.