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Michael White goes steak-centric at this SoHo restaurant.
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  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Costata Restaurant Review

: In the building that once housed his Fiamma, chef Michael White has opened a handsome Italian-inflected steakhouse. There are plenty of pastas on the menu, reminding diners that they’re at a White restaurant, a chef who has quietly and quickly amassed a small empire of Italian establishments. Garganelli, laced with speck and radicchio, is a relic from the Fiamma days and one we’re happy to see resurrected. Lumache carbonara, shell shaped pasta treated to the eggy Roman recipe, is also a good bet. But, really, you should be anticipating the steak, of which the namesake Costata, a 44-ounce tomahawk rib-eye for two, is worth every penny of its $100-plus price tag. It arrives looking like it was carved from a brontosaurus with a huge curvy bone arched on the plate, the meat ultra-tender and sizzling. Desserts appear to be standard but have some nice touches, such as in the panna cotta that comes with pomegranate granita. The wine list, as one might expect, has some heavy hitters (that are heavy on the wallet, too), including some big reds by the glass and bottle.

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