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#1 Wilfrid

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 01:13 AM

Too lazy to link to Well's review (early this week). Good and bad, but apparently busy and popular. Allegretti could ace the cuisine described, but nobody wanted to go to his stuffy eponymous restaurant. This place is "expensive," but I guess it has the look, or the right people talking about it.

#2 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 12:03 PM

Wasn't the chef the chef at Fresca and the mooted chef at BF Manhattan? I'd guess the same applies to him.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 12:45 PM

Wasn't the chef the chef at Fresca and the mooted chef at BF Manhattan? I'd guess the same applies to him.


I think you mean Frasca Food and Wine (Fresca is a soda). Yes, he was the chef there. And, yes, he was supposed to be the chef at BF Manhattan, but when it didn't seem to be happening anytime soon, he bowed out.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:28 PM

It does look like the bar is the place to eat there.
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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:29 PM

Too lazy to link to Well's review (early this week). Good and bad, but apparently busy and popular. Allegretti could ace the cuisine described, but nobody wanted to go to his stuffy eponymous restaurant. This place is "expensive," but I guess it has the look, or the right people talking about it.


The more casual front bar, with a simpler and cheaper(-seeming) menu, must make a big difference.
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#6 Wilfrid

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:04 PM

That's fair.



#7 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:52 PM

I ate here last night - It was pretty good, even if it has the stink of an underemployed chef about it.  They've scrapped the fancier back room and now what you've got is a dell'anima+ quality modern italian place in Flatiron. I think they are slowly abandoning the original French/Italian pre-text. I would recommend.

 

I think I liked it more than I expected to.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 01:58 PM

We first went to the now Trattoria Italienne right after it opened as italienne in Nov. 2016 and have since been there many times. We love Jared Sippel’s food and have gotten to know him, GM James King, and the staff. They are wonderful people and treat us extremely well. 

 

This surprises me, @rozrapp. Not because there's anything wrong with the food; we quite enjoyed the food here a few weeks ago.

 

But seriously, it was a Saturday night, and this may have been the noisiest restaurant I've been to in NYC. All hard surfaces (though I seem to remember some pieces of something or other glued to the undersides of the tables to try and mitigate the noise a bit).

 

We were 4 and literally could not have a conversation with one another.  Last night at Frenchette was comparatively quiet.