Following her short-lived stint at Brooklyn's Krescendo, Food Network toque Elizabeth Falkner helms the kitchen of this 225-seat Italian restaurant, outfitted with a terra-cotta fireplace, brick archways and hanging manzanita trees. Falkner's fare keeps close to the coast: peperoncini-spiced prawns with cocoa-nib romesco, trenette with sea urchin and burdock, and a roasted whole branzino. The cross-trained chef—who earned a 2005 James Beard nomination for her pastries—also runs the dessert program, featuring items like strawberry-rhubarb cassata and mochamisu with fennel gelato. Post up to the bar for an abbreviated food menu (bruschetta, grilled pizza) and a glass of wine from the 120-bottle list. Ward III's Michael Neff has created cocktails like a Negroni Leoni, with dark rum, mescal, Campari and sweet vermouth.
|Venue name:||Corvo Bianco||Contact:|
446 Columbus Ave
|Cross street:||at 81st St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5pm–12:30am; Fri 5pm–1:30am; Sat 11am–3pm, 5pm–1:30am; Sun 11am–3pm, 5pm–12:30am|
|Transport:||Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History|
|Price:||Average entrée: $23. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|