New NYC Restaurant: Felice Wine Bar
The Upper East Side needs one of these: a laid-back, Florentine-style wine bar, complete with a chandelier made of glass jugs and rope. Luckily, Felice Wine Bar fits the bill.
Opening up officially next week, Felice occupies the former space of Focaccia Fiorentina and offers an interesting menu with items like bamboo-steamed halibut and crostini of eggplant, as well as some great standards including burrata, foccacia, pasta and risotto.
Chef Simone Parisotto is at the helm, with partner Jacopo Giustiniani, whose family vineyard supplies the house wine. And for those of you scared of the UES, don't worry. Felice is just north of Midtown near 64th Street.
[Photo: NY Mag]