One83, NYC

February 13, 2009

On February 2, 2009, Jo-Ann, Michael, Linda and I dined at One83, an Italian-inspired restaurant on First Avenue at 83rd Street. There were nice little toasts with caponata on the table when we arrived.onea

We ordered a bottle of 2005 Livio Feluga Pinot Grigio from the Alto Adige. It was crisp and went well as aperitivo and with the first courses. It was followed by an appropriate bottle of 2005 Camp! Du Rouss Barbera d’Asti.

Jo-Ann and Michael started with a Caesar salad while Linda and I shared a fritto misto with shrimp, squid, cod, zucchini etc.

It was served hot with a crisper batter than what we had two weeks before in Rome.

Jo-Ann went on to the grilled long bone veal chop with a Barolo wine sauce and wild mushrooms.

Michael had a special of the evening, a sole cooked whole and deboned, served with capers, spinach and mushrooms.

Linda and I had another special, a whole broiled lobster served with raviolis in sage butter.

I don’t  think I have ever had the sage/lobster combination before, but it worked very well. 

Michael ordered a crème brulée to share and the restaurant offered a tiramisù.

Everyone enjoyed all the courses. The ingredients were good quality and the cooking was well done with no surprises.

We recommend One83 for a good, although not unusual, meal in friendly, quiet surroundings. The tables are well spaced and one can hear easily. The price was very reasonable for what can be expensive items: a big veal chop, a whole fresh sole and two whole lobsters. Along with two bottles of wine the bill was only $80 each, including tax and tip.

One Response to “One83, NYC”

  1. Andrea Says:

    Michael, we carry the Coppo Camp du Rouss Barbera so if you ever want any for your home cellar just let me know. Love your blogs! It’s a great way to eat out without gaining weight.

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