Veritas Is Reopening with a More Affordable Menu and… (Wait For It) Cocktails!


Veritas, with its high-priced prix fixe and impressive 3,000-plus-bottle wine cellar, closed for renovations in September, firing most of its staff in the process. Now, it appears, the overhaul was most significant to the menu and concept. Diner’s Journal reports that the restaurant will reopen Tuesday, with a more reasonably priced à la carte menu replacing the $92 tasting menu.

Chef Sam Hazen, formerly of Tao, has created a menu featuring appetizers ranging from $11 to $22, such as brioche-crusted lobster with bone marrow and oyster escabeche, and mains from $24 to $97 (steak for two) like striped bass with eggplant confit, roast chicken with potato-leek cake, and loin of lamb with beans and minestrone broth.

According to Thrillist, the physical changes to the space include a front barroom offering a healthy selection of wines by the glass, as well as classic cocktails with modern twists, and small bites like duck fat fries and Kobe bresaola. Think the plebes will ruin it for the mucky-mucks? (Let’s hope so.)