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4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
- Bar Scene
- Good for Groups
- Late-Night Dining
- Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
- Outdoor Dining
- Singles Scene
- Smoking Area
- Full Bar
This venue is closed.
For obvious reasonsits leafy open-air space, central location, and prime people-watchingLuna Park is packed on clement summer nights. Red and white umbrellas lend the sunken restaurant and bar a Monte Carlo feel that attracts a languorous afternoon confluence of trust-funders and models; five o'clock and the vine-covered bar pull in hoards of after-work denizens ready for a frozen daiquirior a beerunder the evening sky. Too bad for them, most folks teeter home having tasted no more than the pizza, which is scrumptious and thin-crusted. A closer look at the spare menuupdated annually with the customary arrival of a new chefreveals Mediterranean small plates, salads, pressed sandwiches, and entrées with flavors that smack of the neighboring farmer's market. Gazpacho is zingy and fresh. Salmon is partnered with sweet corn, salty pancetta, and earthy shiitakes. And handkerchiefs of fresh pasta conceal rich shreds of duck in a sage-spiked broth. For those who prefer to drink with their dinner, arancinicrispy, fried balls of wild-mushroom risotto and melted fontinaare the kind of cocktail companion that'll save you from that Cosmo-induced hangover the next morning.
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