Mario Batali protégé John Di Lemme—who's flexed his culinary muscles at Lupa, Del Posto and Vegas's Enoteca San Marco—retools the old-school New York chophouse with Italian flair. The wood-paneled, bi-level eatery—classically decked out with white tablecloths and round booths—features hearty steakhouse staples like bone-in rib eye, porterhouse and a pork chop paired with charred apple, radicchio and fried pork rind. Along with Italian-tinged fare like crudos and house-made pastas, there's a smattering of lighter eats available at the mahogany bar downstairs. Nosh on cured meats (wild-boar salumi, coppa), oxtail terrine and guanciale-flavored mussels in between sips of Italian craft beer (such as Baladin Nora) and cocktails, like a whiskey-based Paloma (Midleton, Cointreau, pear brandy, grapefruit and lime juice).
42 W 48th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–11pm, Sat 4–11pm, Sun 4–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to 47–50th Sts–Rockefeller Ctr|
|Price:||Average entrée: $36. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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