Published September 03, 2013
Il Mulino Comes to Gramercy
The running of the models commences now.
You may call it Fashion Week.
And hey, we’ve found one of its hubs of activity.
In a shocking turn of events, there’s veal...
Look upon Trattoria Il Mulino
, the sexy, spacious younger sibling of the power Italian food mecca,
opening tomorrow in Gramercy.
The Il Mulinos. You know them. They’re where the Bill Clintons and signor Clooneys of the realm get their
pasta and osso buco, and photos taken. This—this is a slightly less... motorcade-required version.
Somewhere to grab a wood-fired soppressata-and-sausage pizza
and coffee cocktails after a long day of the stuff you
do all day.
Step inside: if you guessed a steampunk/Fashion Week vibe
, nailed it. There’s a plumbing pipe light sculpture up
front (veal-piccata-mascarpone-ravioli-and-bottle-of-sangiovese-date country) and a full-wall WPA/industrial
fantasy mural in back (multiparty power-dining territory).
And in between: the bar, a stainless-steel span where you’ll unwind with conspicuously Italian-leaning
cocktails (Galliano, Averna and the words “Vintage Testarossa” all make appearances) and oysters while
casually observing Nature’s runway show.
It works. It really works.
Trattoria Il Mulino
36 E 20th St
(between Park and Broadway)
New York, NY 10003