Christie’s offers a popular menu of small plates that it describes as ‘‘global tapas.’’ But amid the pad Thai, lobster quesadilla, and soba noodles with tofu, the kitchen also makes an all-American hamburger as well as a vegetarian burger. The beef burger is topped with melted provolone cheese and a tangy tomato jam. It is a simple marvel. The surprisingly good vegetarian burger features a large fried patty of falafel served with a side of micro-greens and a lemon-cilantro vinaigrette. It’s tasty enough that a carnivore could love it.
Hamburger $12, falafel burger $10. 351 Thames St., Newport, R.I., 401-847-5400, 41north.com