We tried Belly Wine Bar Friday night, followed by dinner at Amelia's Trattoria.
Belly's was a fun, small atmosphere with a pretty lively crowd. I must say they have a small/expensive by the glass menu, and the service was underwhelming. We wanted a bottle of wine, which took 20 minutes at the bar before being served. The bartender seemed pre-occupied with one couple who was talking him up.
I will definitely give it a whirl once again seeing as though I didn't have anything to eat. Reminded me of an over-priced Salty Pig.
Amelia's I have to say was a bit blah too. We were there at 10pm and no one else was in the restaurant. It appeared they were mad we came in for dinner. I will say they have a new meatball menu which pairs with one of the listed pastas. The duck option was delicious, while the fettucine was nothing special.
My wife had their brown sugar gnocci which was served in a pool of olive oil. Had the oil been more reasonable, the gnocci themselves were pretty delicious if you could get it dried off.
Have any others been to either of these spots? I'd love to hear other's experiences.