I did a search of this site and couldn't find much on Dennis Foy. Considering it for this Saturday night if they are open (they are closed for vacation during August). Has anyone been lately? Your thoughts?
If not I need another good idea and prefer downtown - TriBeCa or EV, maybe Flatiron/Chelsea. Been to The Harrison, Salaam Bombay, Nobu, Chanterelle (too formal for my taste). Tired of my neighborhood (Acqua, Buon 'Amici, SUTsHei) unless we try the new French place. Been to Barrio Chino, Mole, I Coppi, Barbone, LaVagna (and Le Tableau), Pylos, Degustation in EV.
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that Dennis Foy is closed right now. OpenTable shows that the restaurant is "temporarily offline," so that's telling. Whether this is truly a temporary situation remains to be seen.
If you'd be interested in a new Italian, Bocca, on 19th St., b/t Park Av. S. & B'way, opened in June. It's a sister restaurant of Cacio e Pepe though with totally different ambiance, i.e., fairly large space with modern decor and a hip feel. Our server couldn't have been nicer, and the food we had -- eggplant timbale, cacio e pepe, and a frozen tiramisu -- was delicious.
How about Centro Vinoteca? I haven't been yet but it got some great reviews from other hounds. Location: 74 7th Ave At Bleecker St
Another place for more classic Italian is Centovini (25 W Houston St., btw Mercer & Greene St) It is more expensive but the food is great! They have a good winebar as well.
bar stuzzichini in flatiron has some great small plates and a nice wine list if you are into a grazing dinner --- but a warning, the tables are VERY small.