I'm obviously a sucker for the refurbished old Village staple genre. Here's another (with Figaro on the way!).
It's mainly a cocktail spot, but with food.
I went in planning to have some food and a cocktail. I looked at the food menu and, although it looked alright, there was nothing I could bring myself to pay for. So I ended up having three cocktails instead.
This is Naren Young's new spot. He was down at Tales, however. No matter. His lieutenants are more than able executants. It's an attractive list, a little bit neo-Italianate without going crazy. Of course the way I ordered effected my perception of the style, but everything I had was crisp, balanced, and bursting with flavor. I even had a vodka-based cocktail that I liked very much.
Recommended for the cocktails. I'm sure the food is fine -- but I don't see it.