It's so wonderful when a restaurant meets each and every expectation. Especially when the stakes are so high; a Michelin starred, Saturday night 50th wedding anniversary kind of high. But from the moment we walked in the door of Carbone, this mobstyle red sauce Italian joint decked out with brass chandeliers and tuxedo clad waiters hit the mark in every possible way.
To begin a few gratis bites from the kitchen including a big bowl of rustic Italian bread, tomato focaccia and buttery garlic toasts...
With all the wonderful food, decor and service it's worth to note that a meal at Carbone isn't cheap. A few bottles of wine hover ed around $100 but most rose quickly into northern territory with glasses ranging from $14 to $40. Reservations are also incredibly hard to attain. Emails are accepted exactly 30 days in advance for dinner or take your chances on a spot opening up for an early weekday lunch. This is worth the money and worth the wait; an absolute stunner in the West Village and a place I vow to return to before 2016 ends.
181 Thompson Street between West Houston & Bleeker
New York, NY 10012