Monthly Archives: February 2015

Asellina – Midtown East/ Flatiron

*Good for: After work drinks, groups, dinner, client meetings

This gem of a restaurant is one of my new favorites. Part of the Gansevort Hotel, Asellina is a trendy spot perfect for after work drinks in the cozy front lounge area or a delicious dinner which I had with one of my best girls. We went during NYC Restaurant week. It is a great way to try out a new restaurant and you get three courses, so dessert is always had! We each started with their Fried Mozzarella, it was beyond anything I had imagined it being. It was served beautifully with a pool of red pepper marinara sauce below it.. The perfect amount to enjoy the melted calzone like deliciousness that was our appetizer. Next, we had for our entree a baked gnocchi covered with a white cheese sauce and mixed with artichokes. I could have died happy right there. The only way to describe it would be an Italian Macaroni and Cheese, as if that couldn’t sound more perfect. I enjoyed a glass of Malbec with it all. Dessert was a lightly flavored lemon mascarpone creme, sandwiched between three lemon tarts and drizzled with a fresh raspberry compote. It was the perfect ending to what is now, one of my favorite New York dinner experiences.

Asellina Restaurant
420 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016
(212) 317-2908