Restaurants & Bars 6


Aman | Mar 28, 2004 09:27 PM

Went to Delfina last Tuesday with a group of 6, 5 adults and an 11 year old. We had reservations and were seated immediately.


Crab salad with grapefruit and endive was good, the best thing we would eat until dessert. Plenty of fresh crab and a nice tangy dressing. Grapefruit went well with it.

There was also an asparagus salad ordered that I didn't try, but got mediocre reviews for those eating it.


Grilled Calamari with rice beans. This came highly recommended from this board, the beans were in a truffle oil sauce and were the highlight of the dish. I personally prefer the standard fried calamari to the grilled ones served at delfina.


Spaghetti in Plum Sauce was nothing special, a dash of red chili flakes gave it a kick.

Flatiron Steak was perfectly cooked and tender but lacked any originality and flavor.

The special was grilled lamb stuffed ravioli with a lamb sauce. It sounded great but was a bit of a letdown, but tasty nonetheless.

Squash Risoto was great for the first few bites but but we tired of it fairly quickly.


Everyone agreed these were the highlights of the meal. The bittersweet chocolate cake was great served warm.

There was a rich cream dish that reminded me of flan but was much better and had a creamier texture.


With one bottle of wine (that I didn't try and therefore can't comment on) the total came to about $50 per person. Overall I thought Delfina was overhyped. It had a cozy yet lively atmosphere, but the food didn't stand up. I'm in no hurry to go back, except maybe for a late evening dessert.

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