Locals have become repeat visitors, both for the service and the food, which often has extra flourishes. Goat-cheese salad is served with a sculpted mound of potato slices on a bed of mesclun drizzled with raspberry vinaigrette. Rigatoni alla vodka is thick homemade pasta in a light, smooth tomato-and-shiitake sauce. A red velvet bench extends across one wall to provide space for large groups; simple candles and small lights cast a warm yellow glow. The bar’s after-work crowd can get a little raucous, so come early to savor your food in peace.
|Venue name:||Ivy’s Bistro|
385 Greenwich St
|Cross street:||at North Moore St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat noon–11pm; Sun 11am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Franklin St|
|Price:||Average main course: $18. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|