Weights + Measures
This Midtown spot pulls in crowds from the neighborhood and well beyond. They may come to the spare, postmodern setting for the fragrant bakery goods, a drink at the bar, or a full meal. We recently settled into warm hummus studded with roasted mushrooms and bomba de calabrese (a spicy pepper spread), all to load on flatbread, and another good starter, a pyramid of tender ribeye meatballs with Calabrian pepper ragout. One of us went on to Whitewater mussels, sweet morsels served in a soup-worthy broth studded with butter beans, cress, and herbs. The other tried Gorgonzola dolce ravioli with toasted hazelnuts, caramelized apple, sage butter, and chives, a lovely, somewhat sweet mélange of textures (though the dish could have been warmer in temperature). Expect able servers, a good wine list, and plenty of noise.
Cuisine: New American