Mon-Fri, 5pm-11pm; Sat, 11am-4:30pm and 5pm-midnight; Sun, 11am-4:30pm and 5pm-11pm
A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.
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For its first year, 2006, this coolly rustic space went without a phone number or a name. The omission lent an air of exclusivity that drew legions of trend-setters (and followers) to spend their late-night hours in Revel’s dim, spacious embrace. Revel has a moniker and digits now, but evenings continue as noisy, lively affairs, with models and CEO-types and their coteries filling the high black leather seats around the long copper bar. An expansive outdoor garden, heated in winter, takes up most of the dining area, with simple iron tables bordered by concrete. Owner Paolo Secondo, of the Soho wine bars Barolo and I Tre Merli, focuses his menu on slabs of sliced meat served on hot platters of black volcanic rock; the sizzling repertoire includes a light but toothsome sirloin steak.Keeping It Hot
The volcanic rock keeps cooking your food once it arrives tableside, so order your steak more rare than you normally would.