Before the party crowd heads upstairs to club LAVO, they gather for dinner and drinks at this first-floor restaurant. Join the party and order up a bunch of dishes to share, such as the Kobe meatballs with whipped fresh ricotta, spaghetti carbonara, cacciatore pizza and grilled New York prime strip with garlic gorgonzola butter. You’ll want to keep dessert all to yourself; treats include the chocolate bread pudding with silky dulce de leche and vanilla ice cream, or the warm apple crisp, which updates plain old apple pie with cinnamon ice cream and a bowl made of hazelnut streusel.

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