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West Village

Cru Closed for Business

24 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY, 10003, United States
TEL: (212) 529-1700

With an 80,000-bottle cellar especially rich in Burgundies and Barolos, this clubby brown-on-beige oenophile’s haunt is where wine barons uncork 1937 Romane Conti and the city’s top sommeliers trade grape gossip after work in the bar. Unbelievably, the real draw is the Italianate cooking by the unstoppably creative young chef Shea Gallante, who has a genius for combining the comforting and the cutting edge in dishes like hamachi crudo (raw young yellowfish) with spicy radish sprouts, tortellini with duck and a surprising accent of cocoa, and his signature silky-soft buttermilk-poached baby chicken served alongside smoky, bacony spaetzle.

Insider Tip:

While the main dining room is strictly prix fixe, the front room is a great place to sample small plates and discuss malolactic fermentation (a technique used to make wine less sour) over glasses of Vermentino, a new-wave white wine from Liguria.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Dress Code
  • Full Bar
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hot Spot
  • Notable Chef
  • Notable Wine List
  • Prix Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Tasting Menu

Cuisine Type:: French


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