There was nothing spectacular about our dinner. The grilled calamari on a bed of arugula salad was quite good, the black ink pasta with clams was OK, while the veal sweetbreads, which worked better than the pork chop main, wasn’t bad either. The place was crowded, yet cozy, and I could easily assume that the diners were mostly from the neighborhood. Our wait staff was cordial and efficient. In spite of the un-interesting wine list, the hearty meal and the welcoming staff provided for a satisfying experience on a cold wintry New York night.
Oh, and by the way, we were told that Da Andrea’ is set to re-open in a new location in February 2009.