Dining at the NEW Davio’s Manhattan

by Kristin Tablang Photographed by Davio's Interior - Photo Credit: Brittany Ostrov Photography
Friday, January 24, 2014

Last night, the NEW Davio’s Manhattan held a private, multi-course tasting introducing its new spring menu, prepared by Executive Chef Chad Brown and Pastry Chef Jenny Lee, featuring wine pairings by Sommelier Chris Sweet.

Located next to Grand Central Station, Davio’s Manhattan is the newest addition to the Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse restaurant group by chef and restauranteur Steve DiFillippo.

Designed by Restaurant Design Group’s Steve Todisco, the 130-seat eatery is an intimate, sophisticated space complemented by warm wood tones. Upon entrance, guests take a glass elevator to the main dining room, which is accented with European decor and original artwork.

The elegant Italian grub hub, which opened last November, offers an impressive array of carefully sourced and seasonally inspired Northern Italian fare, featuring homemade pasta, fresh salads, and prime-aged Brandt beef. It also boasts a vast assortment of 425 Italian, American, and French wines, many of which are available by the glass.

A seasonal cocktail menu crafted by Sommelier Sweet is also on the menu, and offers some intriguing highlights such as The First Press — Spring 44 Handcrafted Vodka infused with the essence of Chardonnay grapes, and A Forma Di Pera — Calvados and Rye whiskey stirred with an infusion of autumn pear and raw nutmeg syrup.

In celebration of Super Bowl XLVIII, Davio’s Manhattan is currently offering a Tailgating Feast featuring four courses for only $40 per person, every night now through February 3rd. A portion of the proceeds from this dinner will be donated to Taste of the NFL and will benefit City Harvest, The Food Bank for New York City and The Greater Boston Food Bank.

Davio’s Manhattan is located at 451 Lexington Avenue, 212.661.4810.


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