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Locanda Verde -- WOW

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So last night the wife and I were walking around Tribeca. We'd flown up from home (Fla.) earlier in the day. We were looking at the menu posted out front of Bar Artisanal. Guy with a dog walks up to us and says this place is good, but the best spot in neighborhood is Locanda Verde.

I have been seeing Bar Artisanal in the press for years so I wanted to try it. We went in for a drink and a flatbread. The whole experience was mediocre.

We went to Locanda Verde. We had a couple of drinks at the bar and got a table after 45 or so pleasant minutes.

WOW -- LV now replaces Balthazar as our go-to place when we come to NY. What made a huge difference was the fresh air. All the huge windows were open to the sidewalk. It was cool. We were sitting on the west side basking in the setting sun over NJ. It wasn't so loud as we had read (prob because of the open windows). It wasn't so crowded as we had read (prob because of the sidewalk seating). Billion dollar setting, ambience, conviviality.

Food was totally outstanding: nuts at bar, filleted sardines, lamb pasta, homemade duck sausage pasta, sorbet.

Bartenders were okay. Waiter was pretty lame. And, yes, it is annoying to insist that we order everything at once. To counteract this next time will delay and delay ordering.

Can't wait to go back!

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Bar Artisanal
268 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Locanda Verde
377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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  1. Bar Artisanal is new, you may have confused it with Artisanal (the original, which is at Park and 33rd). In any case, they JUST redid the menu at Bar Artisanal (literally a few nights ago) to be much more Spanish-influenced with lots of tapas and flatbreads, so I'd give them some time to work out the kinks.

    If you liked the open/airy feeling of Locanda Verde for dinner, definitely come back during the day. I love their brunch menu.

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    Bar Artisanal
    268 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

    Locanda Verde
    377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

    1. I, too, am a big fan of LV. Next time, you HAVE to try the sheepsmilk ricotta. So delicious! Oh, and I don't normally order chicken at restaurants as a general rule, but the garlic chicken is unbelievable here. I loved it. Have been to this place three times so far (two business lunches and my last birthday dinner) and I will be back soon.

      (Note: I don't recall being forced to order everything at once... but maybe I just wasn't paying attention?)

      1. I went back to Locanda Verde tonight. It was just as WOW as last week, especially the ricotta and the duck breast. And . . . here I will eat a big serving of crow -- our waitress in the front room was superb.

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        Locanda Verde
        377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013