THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Novecento
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Novecento Restaurant Review: Rustic wood flooring, dark wooden blinds, thick cedar tables, and refurbished furnishings from old restaurants in Argentina lend a handsome turn-of-the-century café ambience to this 49-seat nuevo bistro. Like other Novecentos in Argentina, Uruguay, and New York, the menu is mostly Argentinean, meaning a multitude of meats off the grill, none better than a thick, juicy steak au poivre with a stack of crackly fries. Seafoods and pastas satisfy in lighter fashion, but the few Asian dishes seem out of place. Starters such as empanadas, sweetbreads, fried calamari, and salmon ceviche can be shared in combo meat (picada criolla) or fish (picada del mar) platters. The clientele is mostly YULPIES (young, urban, Latin professionals), and indeed it's the effervescence of this group that turns Novecento into a lively social club most every evening. But putting aside the deejay-mix of house music and Brazilian jazz, belly-dancing, and a generally festive atmosphere, Novecento is, at heart, a neighborhood restaurant with good food and wine at affordable prices.