Posts Tagged ‘italian’
Hudson Street is turning into Restaurant Row… in a good way! We can add Spasso (sister resto to L’Artusi and Dell’Anima) to the likes of Hudson Clearwater, En Japanese Brasserie, RedFarm, Caliu, Bistro de la Gare, Frankies 570 and Takashi.
Spasso is a cozy, low-key Italian resto in the West Village perfect for date night or a casual dinner with friends. The service was a bit off at this rustic resto but the food made up for it. Their pasta game is tight- handmade, simple, clean and tasty.
Dishin’ on where your favorite celebs are eating……
Da Silvano- Rihanna hitting up one of her favorite Italian restos.
Co- Martha Stewart dining on thin crust pizza.
Spice Market- Hugh Jackman, Heather Graham and Jean Georges celebrating their new show Kimchi Chronicles.
I happen to be in Murray Hill a few nights ago so I decided to roll by Inoteca. It’s the perfect spot for a glass of wine and a few small bites. I must warn you though, it’s always crowded and pretty loud. I have to say- I definitely prefer the LES outpost and the spot that started it all, Ino! Nevertheless, it’s a good option if you’re in the area.
Carbs are in full effect at this Italian wine bar delivering solid pasta dishes, paninis, bruschette, salads, meats and cheese.
Sant Ambroeus in the West Village has always been a lunch time go-to spot for me especially on a nice day because of the great outdoor seating. You can count on them for solid pasta dishes, yummy sweets (gelato and pastries), a perfect espresso and a touch of Italian glamour in a casual setting – and the same holds true for the original Upper East Side location. I recently went there for lunch following a morning at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum where I saw breathtaking pieces from the Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry exhibit.
Summer has arrived and NYC rooftops are in full effect. Gramercy Terrace at The Gramercy Park Hotel offers 360 views laced with beautiful foliage. It delivers outdoor elegance with a cool vibe perfect for brunch, noshing or sipping on cocktails.
We headed to Gramercy Terrace following a Sunday afternoon at the Met where we checked out McQueen’s ‘Savage Beauty’. It was a brilliant and inspiring exhibit! We worked up quite an appetite standing in line (for over 1 hour), gasping, and being in awe of McQueen’s genius.