In Italian, zie means “aunts,” a reference to the ladies who haunt Venetian fish markets in search of the freshest catch. Their metaphoric bounty is on display at this pescatarian-friendly gem. The cicchetti sampler is an assortment of stewed squid, cod mousse, sardines and ceviche; a whole striped bass, baked under a coating of sea salt and filleted tableside, needs nothing more than olive oil, lemon and herbs to coax out its flavor. Request a seat in the smaller back room for an intimate experience; the hidden-away space feels like something you’d stumble upon while roaming the narrow streets of Venice.
Le Zie 2000
|Venue name:||Le Zie 2000||Contact:|
172 Seventh Ave
|Cross street:||between 20th and 21st Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Fri noon–11:30pm; Sat, Sun 11am–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 18th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|