Set on the eastern side of Circular Quay, ARIA has magnificent views of the Opera House. The interior is smart and subdued, accentuating the glittering lights of the harbor, and while there is certainly a complement of businesspeople here, there are also couples sharing romantic meals. The food is contemporary, with much of the produce, meat and fish locally obtained. Among the starters, the plump ravioli packed with succulent spanner crab and scampi are given the luxurious touch of black-truffle dressing, while the main course lamb is served two ways, as a roasted cutlet and a char-grilled neck cut, with garlic soubise, baby fennel and mint gel. The international wine list, not surprisingly, is strong on Australian bottlings.