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Blue Grotto

1576 Third Ave., New York, NY 10128 40.780428 -73.952848
At 88th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-426-3200 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Price Range: $$

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Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Dining




This venue is closed.

A loungelike space with oversized banquettes and a friendly welcome, plus a chef who used to cook at Lupa, which accounts for the marked Italian accent in dishes like house-cured cod with bread salad and dense gnocchi in a creamy broccoli pesto. But the selection of Spanish-inflected small plates like bacon-wrapped dates indicates a kitchen that eloquently speaks more than one culinary language.

Recommended Dishes

Chicken and chorizo sausage ($8), pan seared tranche cut salmon ($17), seared scallops and braised oxtail ($18)