There are certain restaurants in New York that come and go, and others that last through the generations. This is one of the latter. It is a somewhat unglamorous, traditional Italian eatery that offers thick-cut chops, grilled steak and pastas which can best be described as being timeless dishes. The real secret to its longevity might be the quintessential New York service experience, with a genuinely engaged waitstaff that is as undiluted Gotham as it gets. The walls next to the tables are adorned with rather official looking engraved name plaques which commemorate the regulars who have dined here over the years.