Belgian cuisine had its New York moment a few years back, but this pubby restaurant signals a revival. The bare-bones dining room features a pressed-tin ceiling and a long bar where patrons sip Belgian beers from custom-logoed glassware designed for specific brews. Chef Ryan Skeen (5 Ninth, Café Boulud) offers shareable plates that showcase an eclectic range of Belgian flavors. From the Dutch comes a tidy bowl of meatballs, and from the French, a cast-iron crock of carbonnade—caramelized beef cheeks slow-cooked in dark beer.
|Venue name:||Resto (CLOSED)||Contact:|
111 E 29th St
|Cross street:||between Park and Lexington Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon-11:30pm; Sat 10am–11:30pm; Sun 10am–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 28th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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I had a very delicious lunch at Resto. The moules frites were a really different take on the traditional. The usual huge pot filled with an endless amount of mussels arrived, but it was the interesting medley of vegetables that made it quite different and also a very filling. The sauce had just the right amount of spice as well as a fragrant flavor. I thoroughly enjoyed every little one! The interiors are paired back and not overly exciting, I think they could have done a little more with the space. The service was quick and not too overbearing, which I like. I would recommend coming here if you’re in this neck of the woods.