Tue-Fri, 6pm-11pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm and 6pm-11pm; Mon, closed
C, E at Spring St.; 1 at Houston St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Husband-and-wife team Felipe Donnelly and Tamy Rofe became Internet-famous after they hosted a series of weekly dinner parties for small groups of strangers in their TriBeCa apartment. Cómodo is their first (official) restaurant, and the Latin American comfort food and candlelit, airy space make you feel right at home. Start off with one of the vegetable-focused appetizers: The warm brussels sprouts Caesar salad and warm kale and quinoa salad are light yet satisfying. Smoked mozzarella finds its way into two of the entrees, the Hudson Valley seared duck breast and the quinoa platter. Vegetarians won't feel left out here; if anything, some of the best dishes are meat-free. The restaurant has an Old World-feel, and Donnelly and Rofe are enthusiastic, welcoming hosts who make their presences known. They even make a fuss over birthdays, turning off the lights and blasting music as they bring out a candle with tres leches cake. You'll want to chat, linger, and finish off bottles of wine-- as you would at any great dinner party.
Warm brussels sprouts Caesar salad, $10; mezal octopus with warm kale, $17; day boat scallops with risotto, $28