Since the opening of the Modern at MoMA, never did New York has seen a magnificent restaurant until Lincoln was put up. Lincoln is placed adjacent to Lincoln center specifically located at 142 West 65th Street. The walls are made of glass, reflected by the pool outside, topped with a grassy park, and with a unique view over the Broadway stream. Indeed, it proves to be a 20 million dollar venue.
The place is even made to look more expensive with its refined Italian cuisine of Chef Jonathan Benno. Few of their delightful menus include rapini, antipasto of polento, caramelle pasta bloated with squash, hazelnuts spreads with brown butter, scallops, mussels, prawns, cacciucco seafood stew stuffed with lobster, and an exceptional veal chop with gratin of cauliflower.
You will also be tempted to take on another Italian place in 39 E. 58th Street named Lavo. Lavo is owned and managed by the same people who put up the Asian nightclub “Tao” just across the street. And although, the place offers Italian menu, it doesn’t compete with Lincoln. Instead, Chef Ralph Scamardella delivers new classics like Boccaccio portions of eggplant parm smothered with fine marinara and melted mozzarella. Along with this sumptuous food are 21-day old USDA Prime New York Strip steaks, meatballs made from ground Kobe beef sauced in a tomato rag and whipped with ricotta. The dessert is even yummier with its irresistible fried Oreo fritters dipped in creamy custard.
So, go ahead and indulge with these mouth-watering dishes at two of the best Italian restaurants in the city.