A Mediterranean breeze wafts onto the Lower East Side courtesy of this 3,500-square-foot coastal newcomer from nightlife-hospitality pros Corey Lane and Roberto Buchelli inside Hotel on Rivington. Helmed by Vai chef-owner Vincent Chirico, the kitchen turns out modern-Medi plates like summer peaches with burrata and speck, roasted king-oyster mushrooms with white polenta and a soft egg, and a whole American snapper with niçoise olives and leeks. The skylit dining room features an eight-seat crudo station, with options like fluke ceviche and hamachi with preserved ginger, as well as a cocktail bar with a natural-focused drinks menu that’s overseen by New York Distilling Company’s Allen Katz and marked by house infusions, muddled fruits and plenty of herbs and greens.
|Venue name:||Café Medi||Contact:|
Hotel on Rivington
107 Rivington St
|Cross street:||between Essex and Ludlow Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tues 11:30am–10pm; Wed–Sat 11:30am–11:30pm; Sun 11:30am–4pm|
|Price:||Average main course: $20|
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Average User Rating
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Cafe Medi is hands down one of the best restaurants in the LES. The ambience and vibe is very chic w artsy fashionable people and unique cocktails. I love the avocado toasts for brunch and I loved the tartare and chicken for dinner. My favorite is slipping into JIA for drinks after. Amazing hospitality !