Monday, July 23, 2007

Il Valentino, Manhattan

Manhattan is full of upscale and high-end restaurants, but many, if not most of them are pretty popular and tend to get crowded often. But there is an elegant, charming Northern Italian restaurant called Il Valentino that is just east of the hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan that has somehow stayed under the radar for the most part.

Il Valentino, which is inside the Sutton Hotel on East 56th Street, offers a number of interesting dishes on their menu, including homemade orecchiette with veal sausages, broccoli, and pepperoncini; linguini with shrimp and wild mushrooms in a garlic, olive oil, and white wine sauce; Tuscan-style fish stew with clams, calamari, shrimps, mussels in a tomato and wine broth; and grilled cornish hen with baby greens and roasted potatoes.

I have yet to make it to Il Valentino, but will try to make a trip there either later this year or early in 2008; if you have been to Il Valentino, please let me know what you think. Thanks!

Here is the address for Il Valentino:
Il Valentino
330 East 56th Street (inside the Sutton Hotel)
New York (Midtown East), NY, 10022

The phone number is:
(212) 355-0001

And here is the Web site for Il Valentino:
http://www.ilvalentinony.com/

1 comment:

James said...

The food at Il Valentino is beyond esquisite. The only problem I ran into was I hit on a married woman who was wearing a large diamond ring then an italian member of the staff grabbed me and stated that I was going to have my hand removed as punishment. The hotel staff ran inside from the lobby and demanded that it not take place, then pulled me into the lobby.