Cocktails and small bites are the name of the game at chef Matteo Boglione’s replacement for the failed Il Matto. This time, he tones down the menu in favor of small Italian-leaning plates (Pecorino crème brulee with onion marmalade, artichoke croquettes) to allow the cocktails to take the spotlight. The list of 15 house drinks includes concotions like the Fellini )fresh orange juice, Amaro Averna, and rum) and a watermelon-and-basil martini. Like the menu, the décor straddles the fine line between trendy and authentic: cozy couches, flattering mood lighting, rich drapery flung over quaint windows.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.