Posts Tagged ‘mario batali’
Mario Batali’s cozy, high energy tapas joint always hits the spot! The collection of small plates are broad and inventive- delivering solid ingredients and robust flavors. Sitting at the counter overlooking the kitchen is always fun but don’t take it for granted- scoring a table is pretty tough. I highly recommend making a res! If there’s a bit of a wait, Bar Jamon, Casa Mono’s sister restaurant is right around the corner, it’s a great place to grab a cocktail and an appetizer or two.
Mario Batali does a great job of transporting you to a cafe in Spain- allowing you to sample tasty tapas and great wine.
These are the hottest tables (Sip, Chat, Chow APPROVED) in town for Valentine’s Day! Score a ressie at one of these spots and you’ll definitely impress!
Ciano- Get a table close to the fireplace and enjoy the Italian fare.
45 E 22nd St / 212-982-8422
Weather Up- Spend the night sharing oysters and caviar…sipping on cocktails!
159 Duane St
A Voce Columbus- Great Italian food with a view to match.
10 Columbus Circle- Time Warner Center, 3rd Floor / 212-823-2523
Blue Hill- Farm fresh dining in a quaint townhouse.
75 Washington Pl / 212-539-1776
In no particular order, these were my top 15 spots (well, really 17…a mix of old and new) to Sip, Chat, & Chow this year. I’m sure I’ll be taking most of them into 2011.
1- Scarpetta: There’s something for every palate.
Polenta with truffled mushrooms
2- A Michael White Double: Marea and Osteria Morini.
Marea-Elegant Italian seafood heaven!
Osteria Morini- Casual Italian spot with old-world decor- serving up Italian goodness for every meal.
3- Corsino: Inventive small and large Italian plates in a charming atmosphere with a solid wine list.
4- Hotel Griffou: Cool vibe, tasty cocktails, and good grub!
Butternut Squash Tagliolini
Caramel Banana Pudding
5- L’Artusi: You’ll love everything- the food, decor, wine list, and service.
Roasted Mushrooms: fried egg, pancetta, ricotta salata