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nopa Kitchen + Bar Restaurant Review: Another gem in the Ashok Bajaj restaurant group's crown, nopa Kitchen + Bar has an all-American setting that’s distinguished by the executive chef Greg McCarty, who believes fervently in farm-to-table eating. After all, this young man started planting his own vegetables when he was a child in Newfoundland. What gives his food the edge, however, is how he infuses French and Asian touches into his American cuisine. Don’t be surprised to learn, for example, that he favors the rich tones of miso, an Asian paste he stirs into many dishes. In addition, his food is luxe, such as the soft shell crab (in season) with an avocado-basil purée, or the creamed corn with rosemary chiles. Chilean sea bass with baby eggplant is the house favorite, but the hanger steak with caramelized Vidalia onion sauce is a contender as well. Desserts are outrageous, and it’s hard to imagine anything so delicate as the maple pecan sticky buns; alas, many of them focus on seasonal produce, so in the winter guests will never get to savor the small fried peach pies. The wine list is extensive, and adjacent to the dining room is a bar area where guests can enjoy signature cocktails.