For a restaurant with a name that suggests contradictions, ViceVersa (pronounced VEE-cheh VAIR-suh) is one smooth operation. The sleek, serene design incorporates a long stainless-steel bar, dark-wood floors, and walls of cream and lime green. The menu exhibits a willingness to take chances. Calamari is sautéed with artichokes and served over radicchio salad; salmon coated in sesame seeds is garnished with horseradish sour cream and spinach; and ravioli filled with veal, raisins and crushed amaretto cookie is topped with sage, butter and pancetta. Theatergoers can savor prix-fixe lunches for $20.04 and dinners (from 5 to 7pm) for $30.04.
325 W 51st St
|Cross street:||between Eighth and Ninth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–2:30pm, 5–11pm; Sat 5–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 50th St; C, E to 50th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, MC, V|