The legendary Florent, shuttered in 2008 by drastic rent increases, is replaced by a small-plates restaurant, from the team behind the Mulberry Project. The former diner has been redone in more contemporary Meatpacking decor—tufted black leather banquettes, a long zinc bar and communal wood tables. Snack on shareable dishes like a mini macaroni-and-cheese tasting (including four-cheese, mushroom and ham varieties) or an apricot-Gorgonzola croque-monsieur. To drink, choose from creative cocktails, such as the Jackie 60 (apple vodka, vanilla-infused blueberries, blackberry liqueur, lime, pear cider) and the Westside Cowboy (rye whiskey, Campari, cherry liqueur, Benedictine), or wine poured from an Enomatic system, a high-tech setup that prevents oxidation in opened bottles.
The Vinatta Project
|Venue name:||The Vinatta Project||Contact:|
69 Gansevoort St
|Cross street:||between Greenwich and Washington Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 5pm–2am; Thu–Sat 5pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St|
|Price:||Average small plate: $12. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|