Siblings Mark Lukin and Melissa Lukin-Kotlyar attempt to bring California cuisine east at this modern midtown restaurant. A steel canopy stretches over the kitchen and bar, while the main dining room features wood tables and swivel chairs. Melissa is in the kitchen, turning out dishes like butternut squash lasagna and feta-stuffed lamb meatballs with minted cucumber relish, while her brother presides over a wine list focused on California, France and Italy.
885 Third Ave
|Cross street:||between 53rd and 54th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 7am–10pm; Sat, Sun 11:30am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E, M to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Average main course: $28. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|