Had dinner there for the first time the other night
The Good: Great atmosphere & vibe, music a little too loud, but that is forgiveable. The menu is well put together. Charrged octopus with ricebeans & chorizo, homemade pastas, nice fish dishes. The food was presented nicely with nice ingredients being used.
The Bad: every dish was on the verge of being oversalted. Salads, pastas and entrees, everything was just on the edge where is was noticeable.
The ugly........the ventilation system. They have an open kitchen and the hood over the stoves just is not big enough. The entire dining room was filled with greasy, smokey air. It was so thick that it looked as if the dining room was enveloped in an oily fog. It got to the oint that the mgr. had to keep opening the front door to ventilate the restaurant.
I inquired to the gentleman working the podium and he replied "it is always like this".
Has anyone else experienced this while dining there?
HOWEVER......we finished the night at Apmhora, their wine bar next door which was just awesome!!
38 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10003
34 8th Ave, New York, NY 10014