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Zoë Townhouse

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135 E. 62nd St., New York, NY 10001 40.74895 -73.989689
nr. Lexington Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-752-6000 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Eclectic/Global
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

zoerestaurant.com

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R, W at Fifth Ave.-59th St.; F at Lexington Ave.-63rd St.

Prices

$22-$40

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Desserts
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

Owners Steven and Thalia Loffredo have helmed Soho mainstay Zoë since 1992, so when their uptown Italian venture Jovia couldn’t get off the ground in 2007, the pair rechristened it Zo Townhouse. The biggest difference at this second incarnation is the space. While the Prince Street location is like a one-room storefront, here, the action is divided between two levels of a limestone mansion. On the ground floor, a cozy bar area offers an abbreviated menu and a few intimate tables, while deconstructed wine-barrel accents in two large dining rooms upstairs nod to the spot’s notable all-American list. Like downtown, the eclectic kitchen uses a range of flavors from Spain to Japan, and turns out everything from pizza and fried calamari to offal and wild game, like medallions of venison encrusted with sweet-and-hot spices. Bolder dishes are the most successful. Pizza dotted with fiery chorizo is dabbed with a not-so-cooling but wonderfully creamy ricotta-cheese spiked with harissa. Earthy veal sweetbreads loaded-up with smoky hen of the woods mushrooms and bacon gets a balanced dose of acidity from pickled onions and pungent sherry vinaigrette. But whatever you order for dinner save room for dessert; pastry chef Jennifer Domanski turns out unique, delicious concoctions like marzipan tarts framing honey-poached quince and smoked fudge paired with salted caramel and homemade English toffee.

Recommended Dishes

Spanish pizza, $14.50; veal sweetbreads, $16.25; medallions of venison, $28; honey-poached quince tart, $9; black & tan, $9

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