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Brio 89

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1725 Second Ave., New York, NY 10128 40.779871 -73.950342
at 89th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-289-8944 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

brio89.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 5pm-midnight, Fri-Sat, 5pm-2am, Sun, 5pm-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Prices

$12-$23

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

75th St. to 95th St., York Ave. to Lexington Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

Skeptical that Yorkville can be glam? Look no further than Brio 89. The precocious baby sister of Brio opened in November 2007 with an attention-grabbing design and wine list (now more than 300 bottles). The place is regularly mobbed with a mature set that, unlike at some wine bars, includes roughly as many friends as couples. They gather at the skinny marble bar and at wooden tables against a backdrop of white-and-plum walls. Despite the throng, there’s an airiness that comes from the fifteen-foot-ceiling, soft track lighting, mirror, and full-length windows that open to Second Avenue. The food is painstakingly presented and favors Puglia, with nods to other regions. The excellent pollo alla tirolese, hailing from Trentino-Alto Adige, layers a lean chicken breast with cured ham and melted asiago. Gnocchi also benefits from a deft touch—it's homemade, with a light basil pesto, and is topped with pine nuts and Parmesan shavings. Assorted stuzzichini are easy to share or extend into a meal over refills of wine. And the nuanced, invigorating sedano, which tosses celery, goat cheese, and decadent polenta croutons in truffle oil, may make you rethink a salad's place in the menu hierarchy.

Recommended Dishes

Sedano salad, $11, salmon tartare, $12.50, gnocchi, $16, pollo alla tirolese, $18

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