Restaurateur Alison Price Becker—who closed Alison on Dominick in 2002 after a 13-year run—returns to Manhattan after operating restaurants in the Hamptons. Robert Gurvich mans the stove, dispatching French-inflected plates like grilled quail risotto with sweet potato and sage; steamed mussels with crème fraîche, vermouth and parsley; and braised short-rib-and-beef shank with cabbage, turnips and potatoes. The 135-seat, bi-level space features tufted dark purple leather banquettes, walnut-wood tables and a working Steinway piano in the downstairs lounge.
|Venue name:||Alison Eighteen||Contact:|
15 W 18th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 8–10am, 11am–3pm, 5:30pm–11pm; Fri, Sat 8–10am, 11am–3pm, 5:30pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 18th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $32. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|