Steak every day can eventually get tired -- just try going to Argentina for a month, or spending the equivalent amount of money eating at a New York steakhouse for two consecutive days. Even the grill masters themselves want to switch things up sometimes, as evidenced by Sotto Sopra.
Making their first attempt at Italian, the peeps behind favorite Bobby Van’s Steakhouse have cleaned up the space that formerly held Exile, replacing the stark white walls with more comfortable wooden ones, opening up a charming back patio, and flying in a two-starred Michelin chef from across the pond (and boy are his impressively credentialed arms tired!). Primi run from Beef Carpaccio and Risotto Ubriaco (arborio rice/red wine/sausage/mushrooms/crispy leeks) to a selection of wood-oven pizzas (like the black olive/spinach/confit lemon Bianco e Nero), while mains include a Vitello Saltimbocca, and fish like a whole roasted bronzini with charred tomato aioli. And because, like Jake Gyllenhaal, they just don't know how to quit meat, the menu's also got classic "Bisteccheria" options like prime New York-cut sirloin, and double thick-cut veal chops, to better help you obtain that double thick look.
To wash it all down, there's a list of 10 vinos by the glass, and a more extensive bottle list clocking in at around 30 varietals, though one or two are usually enough to ensure you're the one who eventually gets tired.