Posts Tagged ‘food’
The Donald’s new hotel condo houses Quattro Gastronomia. I checked it out in late April. The Soho Italian resto definitely had a cool and sleek feel with columns and mirrored tiles. The food was tasty and full of bold flavors…….sorry I can’t say the same about the crowd. It’s still early (remember this was reviewed in April) so I’m sure Quattro will begin to establish a more consistent clientele.
CHOW FAVES: The notable dishes were the main lobster salad, fontina ravioli, seared turbot and tuna w. salsa verde
SIP: Terrific wine selection
THE SWEET SPOT: We topped things off with light and fluffy doughnuts with various fillings.
CHAT: BTW- The chef is an identical twin! They worked together at their Miami outpost but split up to open the NYC location. Also, check out the outdoor space- Bar D’eau (it’s closed for the season now because it’s too chilly).
Quattro Gastronomia- 246 Spring Street / 212-842-4500
Whenever I’m in the mood for sushi (which is pretty often), and I want to stay local, this is my go-to-spot! The clean and contemporary aesthetic offers a chill feel, and the food is really good. The menu is quite broad with everything from traditional dishes, to fusion, to creative sushi rolls. Every time I go, I try to have something different but I must admit, I have a few faves that you shouldn’t miss!
Oh, and did I mention that the prices are extremely reasonable.
A downtown restaurant housed in a cozy brownstone filled with charm- serving french dishes and small plates. We started with a carousel of small bites- the wedgette, BLT and deviled eggs with truffles. Then we feasted on scallops, chicken and sea bass. We even took a stab at dessert because the neighboring table seemed to be enjoying miniature ice cream sandwiches. We followed their lead- but I have to say it looked much better than it tasted. But don’t take my word for it because I’m really not a dessert person. I prefer savory over sweet.
This is also a great brunch spot!
Bobo- 181 W. 10th st/ 212-488-2626
We descended upon a Mepa newcomer last night- MPD! The lively dinner spot didn’t disappoint. We trickled in at different times, and all got in sync over cocktails at the bar. As we were shown to our table, I chatted it up with the energetic host who gave us the rundown on this newcomer. I surveyed the spot and quickly saw the vision of how it would be transformed from a sophisticated dining room to a glam late night hot spot!