This quaint East Village restaurant specializes in contemporary American small plates, simply prepared and artfully presented. Two or three dishes should make a meal. Meaty plates like the house-made chorizo with saffron aioli and the pork and veal meatballs are countered by lighter fare like the salted radishes with sweet butter and house-cured salmon with avocado and red onion. The space manages a nice balance between spare and homey, with white wooden tables, vases filled with flowers and floor-to-ceiling windows that swing open to let the entire front of the restaurant breath. The place's owner, Chris Genoversa, used to run OG restaurant in the same space for 15 years, so he seems content to take the slow and steady route, sacrificing flash and showy cuisine for solid food and a modest crowd. Brunch features plenty of classic dishes like homemade biscuits and gravy as well as more inventive ones like chorizo manchego sliders.—Keith Wagstaff
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