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209 E. 56th St., New York, NY 10022 40.759521 -73.967806
at Third Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-644-4447 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$$

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Jeremy Liebman

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Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.; 4, 5, 6 at 59th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space


  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

Chef Tony Acinapura—the guy depicted in the television show The Restaurant as slaving over the red sauce while Rocco DiSpirito worked the room—has opened an Italian-American place of his own. Aquaterra (roughly, "surf and turf" in Italian) traffics in such retro-traditional fare as lemon chicken and rigatoni with Sunday gravy, with a few newfangled twists on the formula. The house salad, for instance, combines grilled pizza with prosciutto, escarole, Gorgonzola dolce, and walnuts. Bruschetti topped with oil-cured tuna or roasted squash populate the bar menu; panini with fillings like sweet soppressata, hot peppers, and provolone are served at lunch; and Nutella, toasted hazelnuts, and a shot of espresso soup up an ice-cream sundae.