Savor style as well as taste at this debutante trio

BOSTON: Spire, 90 Tremont St., (617) 772-0202
The up-and-coming Ladder District welcomes its newest rave in Spire, a sleek second-story perch overlooking the namesake steeple of historic Park Street Church. Chef Jeffrey Everts, who worked at Arizona’s Mary Elaine’s before moving east, deftly prepares seasonal French fare with a light touch à la lamb loin with chickpea purée.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA: Katana, 8439 W. Sunset Blvd., (323) 650-8585
The quartet behind L.A. scene-makers Sushi Roku and Balboa recently opened Katana, a fitting neighbor to Ian Schrager’s Mondrian hotel. In addition to the requisite sushi bar, Japanese grilled fare known as robata sears spiny crab, Kobe beef, chicken-stuffed shiitake mushrooms, and the like over open flames. A sake sommelier is available throughout the Asian-meets-the-Med room, where 600-year-old redwoods top tables and bar.

NEW YORK: Blue Fin, 1567 Broadway at 47th St., (212) 918-1400
Restaurateur Stephen Hanson pulls off a welcome feat in Blue Fin, creating a destination-worthy restaurant with downtown style in the heart of commercial Times Square. An entrance-ensuring floating terrazzo staircase connects the jazz-clubbish upstairs with the glowing resin tables below. Need more options? The East-West menu bridges updated American seafood from chef Paul Sale and innovative sushi from Masaki Sasaki. —