400 5th Ave,
New York, NY 10018
We got lost trying to find this restaurant. We walked around the hotel multiple times before Joe called and found out that the restaurant is on the 2nd floor. When we walked in, I was so impressed by the decor. It was very dark and very classy and fancy looking. We started off with the Torchon, foie gras au natural, an apricot mostarda, marcona almonds and toasted brioche. We didn’t realize that the toasted brioche cost extra. I mean it was totally worth it because the foie gras was amazing and buttery and tasted even better with the brioche.
The toasted brioche was sooo delicious and crispy.
Since we had never tried squid ink pasta before we both ordered the Trofie Nero. Which is squid ink pasta with scallops and spiced mollica and seafood ragu. Oh my gosh, this dish lived up to its hype. Joe and I were both were scrapping our plates for more. This dish was sooooooooooo delicious! And so unique! I’ve never had squid ink pasta before in my life.
Joe’s sister eats here often and so she wanted to try something besides her usual squid ink pasta. She got the Long Island duck, foie gras, apples, chestnuts and mustard greens. I got to try a bite and this was a very savory dish.
We got complimentary dessert truffles with our meal. We were very pleased overall with the service and attention we received. When we first sat down and mentioned we were interested in a bottle of wine, the server sent over the sommelier who made excellent recommendations for our meal. Overall, the meal was spectacular and very memorable.