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Birreria

200 Fifth Ave. (W. 23rd St.) Send to Phone
212-937-8910 | Menu
Eataly's beer garden in the sky.

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Lunch & Dinner daily
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Birreria , New York, NY

Birreria Restaurant Review

: Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich are partners in Eataly, Oscar Farinetti’s brainchild that bills itself as a small Italian village in the middle of Manhattan. Up on the roof is Birreria, a beer garden collaboration from Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head), Teo Musso (Birra Baladin) and Leonardo DiVincenzo (Birra del Borgo). Take the elevator to the fourteenth floor and ascend the steps to greet the city skyline. A retractable roof and heaters let diners nibble and drink in comfort during all seasons. Wine and beer rest in hulking caskets that sit behind the perpetually-packed bar. Fire engine-red tables and chairs allow patrons to sit in the open air, weather permitting, and enjoy salumi and cheese with a carafe of wine or beer. The menu from executive chef Alex Pilas is mainly Italian, with Austrian and German influences reflecting the Alps regions. Dive into dishes like house-made sausages, apricot pork shoulder and local market fish served with celery, fennel, orange, capers and watercress. End the meal with a classic Italian dessert like panna cotta.
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