In many high-end restaurants, asking for tap water instead of a fancy bottled option seems to carry a mark of shame—even though it’s better for the environment and it tastes fine. Some restaurants are taking the responsible route and serving tap water in style. At a recent night out at Providence in LA, the server poured me water from a pitcher by the beloved designer Michael Aram. Suddenly my water choice of taking back the tap went from shabby to sophisticated.

Michael Aram Hammertone Boat Pitcher, $280

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