new restaurant, sfolgia, on east 92nd street and lex
this restaurant has received rave reviews in the Times, New York Magazine and others, but we went last night and it sucks!
tiny & gorgeous and filled with charm of a true Tuscan variety. Italianate menu.
horrid wine list.
NO chianti classico
rot gut red wine served in HOT glasses
bread right out of the oven that was not entirely baked, to prove it the crust it was Wonder bread WHITE.
chicken plopped on the plate without a piece of parsley..no veg, no potato. nothing.
chicken was tasty, but chicken does not a meal make alone.
papardelle so over cooked with the bolognese sauce was basically mush, kind of like dog food
We went just before opening (and liquor license, so I can't speak to the wine list) and were barely selectively pleased--there's a kind of upper-middle class suburban Tuscan resort make-believe about it all, even though the chicken al mattone was excellent, and served al'italiana, naked on a plate. Pasta was odd, overcooked in a very simple tomato sauce unsuccessfully flavored with rosemary, as if to be different for different's sake. Bread was warm and oily and soft and completely unitalian. Service was bumbling. Living not far away, I'd go back for a bite at the bar, even for that chicken, but to sit for a longer, underwhelming meal at impossibly uncomfortable tables is not worth it. Too bad.
I agree that it was a very surprising experience. And we couldn't fault the service OR the roast chicken which was done to perfection.
as per the wine, they didn't even have any super tuscans available either so I don't know.
And it was a monday night and it was late, so who knows? but the bread had not been throroughly baked and the papardelle were overcooked,
I am sorry for your bad experience. I had a wonderful dinner at Sfoglia a couple of months ago. The bread was delicious and I had the parpadelle bolognese; it was great. I was with a couple of friends and all 4 of us had a very good meal. The only problem was with the host who was quite unfriendly.