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Locanda Verde- always at the top of my list! I went there last night, and as always, I was in food heaven! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. It just really depends on what you’re in mood for. We didn’t have too much to eat last night because we were headed to the Hennessy Artistry event, and had to leave room for our SIPS!
TIP: Make a ressie- it’s always packed. If you’re feeling daring, you can walk in and try to dine at the bar- but there’s a list for that too (check in with a bartender at either one of the bars and put your name down)
CHOW FAVES (from last night- I have too many to list): Mezze Rigatoni with lamb bolognese and Sea bass with mushrooms, greens and mashed potatoes (this was a special) – the flavors blended together so nicely- there was a party going on in my mouth.
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!