Need Good Suggestion Near Club Macanudo (63rd/Madison)
Looking for a good Italian (preferably old school or Southern Italian) or steak house in the general vicinty of 63rd and Madison.....can someone give me a couple of favorites.....I have heard about San Pietro and Il Curso--may not be in the immediate area...can I do better and closer? Thanks
Gino's on Lexington and 61st is that old school type of italian you're looking for. The place hasn't changed - EVER.
First, I agree on the Post House: OK, but typical Alan Stillman restaurant. Next, If you are willing to break the 70th street barrier, you might consider Lusardi's. Northern I, but v good. Mrs. Lusardi (reportedly) comes in every day to check out the pasta. Can be inexpensive but also just the opposite. You actually don't need the menu; just tell them what you want and marry the wine with the food and relax (until the bill comes).
Bottega del Vino is at 59th just east of 5th Avenue - I quite like the food there, both in front and in the dining room.