Several exciting new businesses have recently opened in the neighborhood. This month’s roundup features a variety of new neighbors for your next go-to spots from Italian classic cuisine to a unique steakhouse experience. Stay in the know with the latest New Neighbors in Flatiron & NoMad.
Maialino (vicino), (At the Redbury Hotel) 30 East 30th Street, (212) 777-2410, @maialino_nyc The Italian restaurant Maialino (vicino) has reopened and relocated to the Redbury Hotel, bringing familiar trattoria classics inspired by the rustic cuisine of Rome. Led by Executive Chef Joe Downey-Zayas, the dinner menu features a variety of Antipasti, Primi, Secondi, and Contorni dishes. Begin your meal with the Burrata made with roasted honeynut squash and a pistachio & aged balsamic, or the Radicchio Salad with walnuts, Pecorino Barricato, and market apple. For a signature pasta, try the Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe or Rigatoni al Ragù made with oxtail ragù, and for a main plate, order the Maialino al Forno, suckling pig with rosemary potatoes. Pair your dinner with a cocktail such as a Martini Clasico or a Negroni, or a wine from a curated beverage menu. Don’t skip dessert and indulge with a Torta di Olio, Tiramisu, or an Affogato Martini. Maialino (vicino) is open Monday through Saturday from 5 -10:30 pm and Sunday from 5 – 9:30 pm.
The Vasper, (At the Mondrian Hotel) 444 Park Avenue South, (646) 948-2364, @thevaspernyc Within the Mondrian Hotel resides The Vasper, the new modern American brasserie. Paying homage to mid-century design, the restaurant’s interior is simple yet sleek. Helmed by Executive Chef Nick Koustefanou, formerly of Kissaki and Broken Shaker, The Vasper’s menu features a variety of innovative classics. Order the Beef Tartare with toasted sourdough and deviled egg mouse, or the Chips ‘n Dip served with French onion dip and smoked trout roe to start your meal. For a main, try the Braised Short Rib in a black garlic bordelaise made with smoked maitake mushrooms or if you’re looking to share, order the Lobster Thermidor for Two featuring a 1.5 pound stuffed lobster with grilled corn, lime, and served with a side of Gochujang sauce. The cocktail selection is curated by Evan Hawkins, formerly of Soho House. Enjoy The Vasper Martini made with London dry gin or an Espresso Martini 2.0 with vanilla vodka, rum, and house coffee liqueur. End your meal with a choice of decadent desserts such as a Chocolate Mousse Cake or Banoffee Baked Alaska. The Vasper is open Monday through Friday from 11 am – 10 pm and Saturday through Sunday from 4 pm – 10 pm.
Vinyl Steakhouse, 35 West 19th Street, (646) 461-7866, @vinylsteakhouse Led by husband-wife team, Kevin and Sofia Flannery, Vinyl Steakhouse brings a contemporary edge to the traditional steakhouse environment by providing delicious food, a hip interior design, and amazing music from an in-house 2,000 sleeve vinyl record collection. The chef-driven steakhouse dinner menu features a range of appetizers, mains, sides, craft cocktails, and wines. To start, order the Filet Sliders or the Shrimp Cocktail served with a horseradish tomato mignonette. For a main dish, go with a 16 oz. Bone-In Ribeye or a 28 oz. Dry-Aged Porterhouse for Two that you can accompany with a variety of sauce choices. Pair with Truffle Mac N Cheese topped with seasoned breadcrumbs or the Creamed Spinach Carbonara with pancetta. Explore a variety of drink selections, including an extensive wine list and cocktails curated by Beverage Director & Sommelier Sofia Flannery. Vinyl Steakhouse is open Monday through Thursday from 4 – 10 pm, Thursday through Saturday from 4 – 11 pm, and Sunday from 4 – 9 pm.