Faustina - Closed

25 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003


  • Sun 11:30am-11pm, Mon-Thu 12pm-11pm, Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 11:30am-12am
  • $$$$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack Food
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Named after the murderous wife of a Roman Emperor, Faustina is Scott Conant"s latest project, a hotel commissary in the Cooper Square Hotel. The "hotel" part means that the esteemed chef, whose successes include Scarpetta and L"Impero, has to turn out such predictable pedestrian fare as burgers and fried chicken; nevertheless, the core of the menu remains true to his artistic vision. There are lardo-wrapped prawns, shell-on, in a pool of rosemary-scented lentils, scallop carpaccio with caviar, and, best of all, a big bowl of clams in brodo-a southern Italian classic that the chef makes with a particular flair. The barroom makes a more pleasant place to sit than the dining room.

Related Stories (2)

  • Robert Sietsema at Faustina; Sarah DiGregorio at Bhojan
    Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10 a.m. by Chantal Martineau

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds the menu at Faustina to be "a playful and innovative take on Italian cuisine." Sarah DiGregorio discovers down-home Indian at Bhojan, where despite the small-plates designation, "dishes ...

  • Arrivederci, Table 8, and Hello Faustina!
    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 4 a.m. by Robert Sietsema

    Almost a decade ago, I spotted chef Scott Conant in the newly opened Italian Wine Merchants on Union Square. At 29, and still somewhat wet behind the ears despite stints in what seemed like half the Italian kitchens in town, Conant ...


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