Featuring casual, contemporary cuisine, this tiny, always-packed South Broadway eatery attracts a diverse food-savvy following.
Deluxe is tucked in among vintage clothing boutiques, antiquarian bookshops and stores that sell Fifties furniture and collectibles (the chef’s wife owns Decades just down the street). It’s a part of town that’s still a little rough around the edges, but you couldn’t tell from the hip, dressed-in-black crowd lined up outside the door, waiting for the restaurant to open. Inside the noisy, 30-seat eatery, there’s more black—booths, chairs, tables, even napkins. Wild, leopard-print carpeting and some small paintings on the walls are the only splashes of color — except for the delicious food.