The second venture from the Empellon team is conceptually a step in the upscale direction, which makes it an easy pick for our Favorite 5 Date Spots. A curvaceous, white brick interior (complete with a giant blue rooster mural) sets the mood for shareable Mariscos (mezcal-cured ocean trout w/ roe & cream cheese), Quesos (lobster, fried tomato, and Tetilla cheese), and Small Plates ranging from bay scallops w/ rutabaga and brown butter mole, to prime beef rib eye cap w/ puffed tendon and menudo, perfect for those who want to start livin' la vida loca.
Published: February 8, 2012 at 4:00am EST
105 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003
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