This two-story Italian steakhouse is perfect for going big with a decadent meal. As a part of The Seaport neighborhood’s burgeoning glow-up, Carne Mare debuted in 2021 and is from chef Andrew Carmellini and his NoHo Hospitality Group (Locanda Verde, Lafayette). Whether dining at the gorgeous horseshoe bar on the ground floor or working your way up the grand spiral staircase to the second floor for banquettes and views of the East River, prepare yourself for a full-throttle chophouse experience with an array of steaks, meat, Italian specialties, and dishes like Mozzarella Sticks & Caviar and Spicy Lobster Spaghetti.
When chef and restaurateur Andrew Carmellini debuted his Italian-style chophouse in Seaport earlier this year, mozzarella sticks were the spot’s unexpected hit. One may not expect the dish to stand out alongside decadent options like a sirloin cured in gorgonzola cheese and a 45-day dry-aged porterhouse steak, but these aren’t just any old mozz sticks. Carne Mare’s version comes a bit oversized for maximum cheese-pull potential and the starring feature is a dollop of caviar resting upon each stick—making it the ultimate high-low food experience.