AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
AAA Inspector Notes
Inspector Pick (Classification): The environment is beautiful and the kitchen offers a world-class menu of fresh Italian fare. From start to finish this is a truly special experience
Celebrity restaurateurs Mario Batali, Joseph and Lidia Bastianich have come together to create this luxurious Italian restaurant. The menus are prix fixe. Dinner consists of five- or eight-courses, while a lighter and less expensive lunch is three courses. The ingredients change daily based on fresh market availability, although signature items, such as the homemade spaghetti with seafood, the burnt beef prime rib or the grilled fish in "saor," are typically available. Polished service is provided by an experienced waitstaff, with an accomplished sommelier on duty to help you pick a perfect wine or champagne for a special occasion. If you've saved room for dessert, you'll find fun, signature flourishes throughout. The space is on a grand scale for Manhattan, with its impressive two-story dining room with artful mezzanine-level seating overlooking the lovely multicolored intricate marble flooring, wrought iron banisters and rich mahogany pillars below.