December 9, 2020
Local Gems in Gramercy Park__ Read article
Local Gems in Gramercy Park
New York City is one of the world’s most celebrated culinary capitals—from mom-and-pop shops frequented by in-the-know foodies, to Michelin-star destinations helmed by celebrity chefs. Here are three of our favorite Gramercy Park gems, which are all currently offering outdoor seating options and delivery for our residents at The Liane and The Townsway who prefer to dine at home.
Mediterranean cuisine is probably best known for promoting health and longevity. But Barbounia on Park Avenue takes fresh ingredients and elevates them to exquisitely prepared perfection. The secret behind their next-level dishes may be their large wood-burning oven, which warms the fresh bread served alongside hummus and grills the Portuguese octopus, among other dishes. The fish offerings are among the deliciously eclectic menu’s showstoppers and ideal for savoring with an expertly crafted cocktail or glass of wine.
A good neighborhood Italian restaurant is a must—and Novita in Gramercy Park meets that requirement with aplomb (and with a convenient delivery option). On offer is excellent modern Italian fare in a charmingly authentic trattoria with spacious outdoor seating and the type of servers that remember your go-to dish and the perfect wine pairing suggestion. Simple staples like the penne al pomodoro with mozzarella and basil and the pappardelle with lamb ragu will satisfy the inevitable weeknight pasta craving. But for an indulgent touch, the truffle-rich butter sauce served with the homemade porcini ravioli and the Kobe beef Bolognese sauce come highly recommended. Just save room for the profiteroles and tiramisu.
For date night, or simply an evening of decadent French cuisine, Boucherie offers traditional brasserie and steakhouse fare (with delivery, pickup, and outdoor seating options) in a chic, old-school atmosphere. Start the evening off with a kick, with one of the specialty absinthe cocktails, and settle in with one of the nicely curated wines (French, of course). The menu features classic French dishes, from their rich mousse de foie gras and escargots starters to the salade Nicoise, coq au vin, merguez ratatouille, and duck leg confit. Or indulge from their steak selection, which includes Wagyu top sirloin, ribeye, filet mignon, and a heart-stopping 16-oz. Pat LaFrieda dry-aged New York strip. Of course, dinner wouldn’t be complete without a selection of cheeses and a crème brulee or crepes Suzette.
Residents of The Townsway and The Liane have a wide range of fine dining at their disposal, and matching international cuisine to your New York City mood is just one of the many perks of a Gramercy Park lifestyle. Find out more about Algin Management’s Gramercy Park homes by contacting the Algin leasing team for more information.