Best design and wine nyc?
- lizzieeats Sep 6, 2007 11:06 AM
I'm looking for recommendations for dinner in Manhattan for my boyfriend, who loves contemporary design, and his dad, who is a serious wine guy with a cellar, etc?
Unequivocally VERITAS in Flatiron. Frank Assmaster Bruni only gave them one star, and after reading his review I wonder if we went to the same place.
I went on a cold rainy night on a Monday and though the place was pretty empty, the food was insane (in a good way), the decor is very minimalist but beautiful, and the army of sommeliers (in a good way) were super knowledgeable. Knowing quite a bit about wine myself, we had a few very interesting discussions. They even switched around all the stuff on the tasting menu for me once we had begun discussing our mutual like of Gruner Veltliner.
Then, the waiter had only overheard (!) me discussing that I haven't had monkfish liver in quite sometime, and lo and behold, they added a monkfish liver course to the tasting menu just for me.
I know this sounds like I work there, but I try to tell everybody that they simply must check the restaurant out. Spread the word.
Gordon Ramsey at the London. I know, I know, celeb chef hype, but the food is wonderful and the space is beautiful.
This might be too late, but I would definitely try Insieme. Paul Grieco's wine list is spectacular, and the room modern or even Hearth his other restaurant. I would also try Bette and Trestle on Tenth!
Seconding Cru and The Modern. If you like design, also take a look at Chikalicious, Momofuku Ssam Bar, Kyotofu.
Here's some other recommendations:
If you have the chance also peek into Craft or Little Owl. The wine bottles are stored in interesting ways for both.