Restaurant Marc Forgione
134 Reade St (btwn Hudson and Greenwich St)
New York, NY 10013
Marc Forgione's namesake Tribeca restaurant has a rustic feel to it with exposed brick walls; wax candle glass box chandeliers; and shelves of spice boxes, wrinkled cookbooks, and old-country scales. It's perfect for special occasions, like first dates or family celebrations. There are elements of Italian, French, and Southeast Asian cooking on the often-changing menu, and popular items have included kampachi tartare, rib eye spooned with fresh-made chimichurri sauce, and upside-down peach cake molded in the shape of a tart.