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Oct 30, 2007 09:36 PM

Lunetta NYC

Anyone been to the new Lunetta that took over the old Mayrose spot on Bway/21st. Walked by Monday night approx 9pm and it was packed. Design looked real good too. But then anything is an improvement over the sparse decor of the old Mayrose.

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  1. Was there last night and was hugely dissapointed. Got there early, about 6.30 and watched it fill up. Disinterested bar help, and a waiter that was in the wrong place. The Bourem Hill location has a younger hipper staff, which helps make it kind of fun. Did learn the the owner of Mayrose partnered with Adam Shepard the chef and owner of the Brooklyn location.

    Four of us began with a salumi plate and an assortment of 3 brucchetti. Salumi fine, fresh and tasty...the brucchetti, white bean and tuna, roasted tomato and chicken liver could have beed great, but were iced-cold.

    Two of us had salads, mixed greens with an anchovy dressing and the other brussel sprouts with a lemon vinegrette...again very cold and very over dressed.

    We ordered tagliatelle bolognese, pumpkin agnolotti as well as an order of meat balls and roasted potatoes. All good but seemed to miss...the bolognese was too "contemporized" and as my friend said, the agnolotti looked "french". The meat balls were good, though a little on the hard side, a tasted a bit sweet and sour.

    And finally, desert. One tiramisu and one apple tart with cinnamon ice cream. Tiramisu tart bad. Nice crust, good ice cream but very under cooked apples.

    1. This is my review from last week. Not impressed.

      1. My gf wants to go here so what should I get when we go?

        2 Replies
        1. re: smokedgouda

          Assuming they have it on the menu, the crispy chicken agrodolce is delicious. I've had it twice at the Brooklyn location. Also the ricotta bruschetta.

          1. re: LJW

            Ricotta Buscetta was excellent. Overall, however, I found Lunetta in Manhattan to be average...nothing wowed me.

        2. Has anyone been recently? I'm going next week (not my choice) and would welcome hearing about more recent experiences, dishes not to miss, what to avoid, etc. Thanks. FDR

          1. Ate there the other night, pretty late, around 10pm. Was pretty good. Get the polenta. It was unreal.