NEW YORK, NY
So this is the new restaurant that took over the space of my beloved Del Posto. I had to come in to see if they were going to do it justice as a replacement. To be honest and clear though, it is not a COMPLETE change as it is still Melissa Rodriguez at the helm of the kitchen. I tried to make a reservation via Resy but no dice. I put on a notify which went off but by that time I had other plans. I am a busy person people give me a break. That said, I decided to at least go to the bar for appetizers and drinks just to take in the space in that manner i.e. by the bartenders, cocktails and ambience. To start, I love what they have done with the space. It is sleek, modern with all clean lines to be seen. It reminds me VERY much of the feel of Crown Shy but then again it is the same family so no true surprise there. The bar stools are beautiful and incredibly comfortable. Thick and padded upholstery at its best if you ask me and the most comfortable bar seating that I have had in awhile. As I took in the space with my eyes, I was surprised that there were not many people in the restaurant but I chocked it up to that the night was yet young so I figured that I would hang around a little longer to wait and see what happened as the night progressed.