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Herbie's Vintage 72 Restaurant Review: The retro-mod décor in Herbie’s main dining space could almost have you believing you’re in a time warp. But the food and cocktail menus are completely contemporary --- for one thing, Herbie’s offers separate vegetarian and gluten-free line-ups. The classics available in the dining room, including the popular beef Wellington, are executive chef and co-owner Aaron Teitelbaum’s tweaks of dishes from the 1970s, when Herbie Balaban opened his original French-style café. As satisfying as steak frites with sauce béarnaise and other French dishes are, we also recommend the good old American burger. Perhaps this is the reason the by-the-glass wines lean toward California. Among the fusion selections on the less-formal bistro side, try the barbecue-spiced Atlantic salmon or lobster mac ‘n’ cheese. Desserts range from intensely rich (chocolate fritters) to light and airy (crustless cheesecake). Herbie’s private cigar club is increasingly popular now that the city is smoke-free.