Mon-Thu, noon-2:30pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm; Fri, noon-2:30pm and 5pm-11pm; Sat, 5pm-11pm; Sun, closed
6 at 51st St.; E, V at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.; E, V at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.
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This venue is closed.
The tone at Michael White's urbane, sophisticated, somewhat calculated establishment in midtown is elevated to such a refined, even high-strung, degree that you might have a difficult time knowing the food is Italian. The restaurant is located behind a small courtyard, discreetly tucked behind the Thomas Pink store on Madison Avenue. The rooms, which are neatly designed to give a sense of intimacy as well as loft, are filled with wait staff gliding to and fro in a practiced, choreographed way. Once seated, diners are strafed relentlessly by waiters proffering bottles of spa water and baskets of artisanal bread.
Two-course espresso lunch, $45; four-course dinner, $84
Seven-course seasonal dinner, $130