When it opened in 2003, this Diamond District restaurant attracted (largely sarcastic) attention for its overdone Gothic decor. However, most of the opulent decorations have been banished, along with the opera-singing waiters, leaving behind a few dramatic mirrors and couches. Brick-oven pizzas are a good bet; try the Del Re, with fig jam, caramelized onion, Gorgonzola and prosciutto. Other dishes are uneven: Lobster ravioli was undercooked around the edges and dotted with overcooked shrimp, while baked clams came with not too much breading and a light lemony sauce. Meat entrées, such as rack of lamb, are served with heavy sauces. Desserts also suffer from excess. For example, the warm chocolate cake was ruined by syrupy chocolate sauce (think Bosco).
|Venue name:||Re Sette||Contact:|
7 W 45th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–3pm, 3:30pm–midnight; Sat, Sun 3pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, V to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 7 to Fifth Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $24. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|