An elegant setting—bottle-lined walls, gleaming wood floors, plush banquettes—isn’t matched by the food at his modern Italian eatery. Seafood is a highlight on an otherwise iffy menu: Marinated Sicilian anchovies were tempered by a refreshing apple, pear and cucumber salad in one bracing appetizer; delicate branzino was complemented by a lush parsnip puree in an entrée. Landlubbing dishes—including gooey gnocchi and a stringy Tuscan steak frites—disappointed. Friendly service and fair prices make Bar Luna a decent place if you’re already in the ’hood—just don’t make a special trip.
|Venue name:||Bar Luna||Contact:|
511 Amsterdam Ave
|Cross street:||between 84th and 85th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 5–11pm; Thu–Sat 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: B, C, 1, 2, 3 to 86th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $17. AmEx, MC, V|