Lomito - Any early reviews?
I just tried Lomito on Spring Street last night and was very pleased. The decor is rustic urban and perfect for the neighborhood. The menu weaves italian and argentinian cuisine together and everything was extremely fresh. My husband started with the shrimp served in roasted garlic, lemon, butter and olive oil. Five nice size shrimp cooked to perfection. I tried the Empenadas de Carne which was three modest sized meat filled empenandas with arugala. For our main dishes, I had the Tagliolini with zucchini, plum tomato garlic olive oil sauce and my husband had the fettucini with fresh seafood. Both of the dishes were outstanding - unbelievably fresh and flavorful. I would give it a thumbs up!
The place is pretty, the food is fine, but among other minor execution issues (a highly-unappetizing serving of balled-up arugula), our appetizer portions were insultingly small.
Why are not-exactly-world-class Argentinian wines priced at $11-$14 a glass and little pieces of fish at $30? Because that's New York, I suppose.
I know people have been describing this as a "neighborhood place", but after tax and tip, a very modest dinner here for two cost over $160.
Overall, I guess it's worth a look, but we have no plan to return.
I went last night. I didn't notice the menu as that expensive, but I also didn't order appetizers.
The decor is a blend of modern and rustic. Being a designer I also noticed at the bar (where I sat) the light fixtures have these really cool multi-filament light bulbs that look very classic and modern at the same time. Gotta find em.
I had the filet mignon with the chimichurri. Seared rare (black and blue), cooked perfect. Their chimichurri was not invasive on the meat flavor, great sauce. The filet was one of the best cuts of meat I've ever had. It was like butter. Possibly one of the best steaks I've had, and I've had some good ones. I need to go back as make sure they are that good all the time.
They also have white wine sangria. The bartender said they serve it all year round which is cool. My favorite restaurant in Baltimore only served it in summertime. It was crisp and clean, great recipe.
Had dessert which I never do, but the steak was so good I had to try some chocolate. I forget what they called it but it was basically a chocolate lava cake with a small scoop of chocolate ice cream or sorbet. It was good and made fresh.
The filet was 37 I think. I had about 3 or 4 sangrias and the dessert. Total 73 bucks, plus tip.
Not expensive in my book for a nice restaurant in the city. I don't know why the fish would be small (as noted by the other reviewer) and the filet so large (one if the biggest cuts I've seen). I haven't had anything else though. Maybe the menu is hit and miss? I will find out though because I will go back for more sangria.