C, E at Spring St.; 1 at Canal St.
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Desbrosses St. to Clarkson St., Sixth Ave. to West Side Hwy.
This venue is closed.
After Douglas Rodriguez, Cuban Alex Garcia might be the name most closely associated with Nuevo Latino cooking, a style he practices as executive chef at Calle Ocho. But now Garcia’s embarked on a sideline project, Novo, a long, narrow Latin bistro where he consults on the gently priced menu. Seviches are a house specialty, and Spanish accents appear in dishes like a gussied-up tortilla española, made with lobster and garnished with romesco, and Iberian-inspired pastas like cavatelli with braised oxtail, manchego, and truffle oil. Finicky diners can take the steakhouse approach, choosing a meat or fish to be grilled à la plancha and paired with a choice of sides, and four varieties of rice can be similarly customized with mix-and-match toppings like shredded short ribs or chicken adobo.Recommended Dishes
Chicken adobo, $12; cavatelli with braised oxtail, $12; tortilla espanola, $8