Boatload of flavor
Ho Mok Seafood, Orchid Thai Restaurant & Bar
It's easy to get distracted by all of the fancy modern décor and glamor of 16 Powerhouse, but forget that: What's the chow like? If you're looking for Thai fishiness, a plate of Ho Mok Seafood ($16.50) is a great choice. Mussels, scallops, calamari and some real big shrimp with Thai curry and a boatload of vegetables and seasonings—it's both complex and filling, plated in such a way that it's easy to experience flavors individually or in different combinations. Just be sure to put aside another $1.50 for some rice, and you're set to enjoy both the meal and the swanky new digs. 1609 16th Street, www.orchidthai916.com.