Posts Tagged ‘outdoor seating’
La Gazzetta- Opened in the old Merkato 55 space (it was sad to see Marcus Samuelsson go but I’ll check out the Red Rooster when it opens). The spot is called Villa Pacri and will eventually house a lounge, restaurant and rooftop. The Italian cafe is open now and we went there on a Saturday night in early August. The cafe is quite beautiful with lavish columns and the 300-wine glass chandelier as the focal point. We started off with a selection of meats, cheeses and a couple of salads. I was a bit surprised by the salad with tuna and cheese (not accustomed to seeing cheese as an accompaniment with tuna) but it was delish- the tuna, cheese and dressing worked well together. All the dishes we had were full of flavor- the sea bass and chicken were seasoned perfectly, and the spaghetti vongole didn’t disappoint. We topped it off with the chocolate cake(tasted like a rich brownie) and another round of cocktails. It was a good night!
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