Finalmente, a trattoria and wine bar, is one of two new restaurants in Sleepy Hollow (the other is Bridge View Tavern). The restaurant is very sexy, and the brick walls, heavy curtains and low lighting all feel rather Renaissance-boudoir.
I tried two appetziers and two pastas. The lamb ragu — described on the menu as a “Mediterranean meat sauce,” perhaps to tempt people who don’t normally eat lamb — was terrific. After the jump, photos of my meal, and a 20-picture slideshow of the interior with several other dishes from the menu, too.
Here’s my orecchiette with “Mediterranean meat sauce”:
Rich and sultry, like the restaurant.
This other pasta was good but not as complex:
(I’m so sorry… I spaced on the name of it.)
We also tried the stuffed mushroom appetizer (very nice) and a salad with bitter greens and cherry tomatoes (good but could have done without the tomatoes).
The crowd was mixed. There were some regulars (already!) at the bar, and a few couples there on dates, but there were also big family groups and one table that seemed like a reunion of a daughter, her mother and a million great aunts.
It’s definitely the sort of restaurant built to handle any of those diners: you can stop in for drink, go for a romantic evening or book a 10-top with your friends.
Here’s a slideshow by Maureen Fleming, who photographed the restaurant for Hudson Valley Metromix: (click on the little bubble on the left to see the captions):
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Have you been yet? What do you think?
The 411 is coming soon. Til then: 31 Beekman Ave., Sleepy Hollow. 914 909 4787.