Dante West Village
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The gist: During the summer of 2020, the team behind the beloved negroni spot and Greenwich Village bar, Dante, opened a second location further west on Hudson Street, dubbed Dante West Village. As the younger sibling to the MacDougal Street stalwart (that has origins dating back more than a century), Dante West Village differs from its predecessor in its nod to coastal traditions of Southern Italy and Northern Spain. With a seafood-focused menu straight from a wood-fired grill and charcoal oven, pair everything with expertly concocted aperitivos and martinis served in elegant glassware and listed in menu categories such as martini hour, spritz selections, and hot cocktails that are especially perfect for the winter.
The food: Offerings include small dishes like Salmon Scottato with endive; Burrata with slow-roasted tomato; Steak Tartare with bone marrow dressing; a Charcuterie board; and the signature Dante antipasto selection with over ten items. Mains include a Dover Sole with Calabrian chili; a Burger with smoked bacon, gruyere, and beets on a housemade brioche bun; Fire-roasted Organic Chicken; and Dry-aged Ribeye with black lava salt. For dessert, choose from Chocolate Mousse, Coconut Chiffon Cake with layered creme fraiche, or keep the party going with the popular Boozy Affogato.