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5336 Butler St. (54th St.) Send to Phone
A lively neighborhood restaurant, Cure celebrates local farmers and humane husbandry.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Dinner Mon., Wed.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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Cure Restaurant Review

: At casual Cure you’ll select from a small, tidily-edited menu of “Snacks,” “Supper” and “Happy Endings.” By sharing a signature salumi platter --- with all meats cured meticulously in-house --- you’ll savor chef/owner Justin Severino’s talent and charcuterie skills in a charmingly rustic, high-energy space rife with camaraderie. Severino’s vision for Cure is an “extra local urban Mediterranean neighborhood place,” showcasing farmers, sustainability and humane husbandry. A love of pig is an asset here, though there are other options, including poultry, fish and vegetarian dishes. One good starter: chilled celery soup, with caviar, Gouda and lobster gelée. In another, sophisticated creativity flavors beef tartare, with morel mushrooms, chocolate, smoked chili, hazelnuts, green garlic, basil and beet-pickled pullet egg. A popular main course mates Heritage Farms chicken with peaches, bacon, pesto and polenta. For a happy ending, try the assorted farmstead cheeses, or chocolate soufflé cake with hazelnut butter, sweet fennel marshmallow, vincotto and extra virgin olive oil. So far it’s BYOB.

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