I've spoken highly of Danny Meyer's Maialino several times before, so here's a rundown of another terrific dinner I had there recently.
We started with a few appetizers. Despite our early reservation, they were out of the fried artichokes.
a Times article, it's "a sprightly, fresh seasonal mix of fava beans, baby artichokes, asparagus and peas in a light, white wine sauce." This was perfect. The white fish was light and played off the green mixture well for a dish that was delicious and felt healthy.
For dessert, we had the pine nut tart, which has become one of my favorites at Maialino. It's a nice, light dessert to finish off a heavy meal.
I still maintain that Maialino has the best record of consistency for food, service and atmosphere in the city. Be sure to make your reservations way ahead of time, but whatever you do, make sure you eat here.