Though it’s ostensibly Italian, the sprightly flavors at Falai—a sleek, modern spot—transcend classification. Dishes that wowed included downy cod, complemented by an unexpected bitter-almond-and-chocolate-mint sauce. Thyme pappardelle was heavenly—ribbons of pasta coated in enough creamy ricotta and mashed fig to make each bite a dessertlike pleasure. Speaking of the final course, owner Iacopo Falai’s formal training as a pastry chef (at Le Cirque) yields elegant creations, like a raspberry soufflé with black truffle gelato.
|Venue name:||Falai (CLOSED)||Contact:|
68 Clinton St
|Cross street:||between Rivington and Stanton Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 6–10:30pm; Fri, Sat 6–11pm; Sun 5:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Delancey St; J, M, Z to Delancey–Essex Sts|
|Price:||Average main course: $25. AmEx, MC, V|
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