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25 Cooper Sq. (E. 5th St.) Send to Phone
THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES TO THE TRILBY. The Restaurant at The Cooper Square Hotel formerly known as Faustina.

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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES The Restaurant Restaurant Review

: THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES TO THE TRILBY. Scott Conant and his restaurant Faustina may be gone, but the restaurant in The Cooper Square Hotel trudges on, offering the same menu for now until a new chef, a new name and a new identity steps forth. Originally, Govind Armstrong's Table 8, the restaurant space has never attracted the food-loving masses. The menu concept is deceptively simple: masculine food in feminine portions, which is to say, small plates. They run the gamut. The kitchen turns out old standards like stromboli and fried chicken (yes, Italian fried chicken, which tastes an awful lot like American fried chicken) alongside reinvented classics. Do not miss the tajarin, egg noodles with sea urchin. In a nod to the fashion set that frequents the hotel, there's plenty of crudo for the carb-phobic. If you like to take your calories in liquid form, the Italian wine list is exhaustive. The caveats here are few: one is that at three to five small plates per person, the bill can add up in the blink of an eye. The other is that the execution of the desserts doesn't quite reach the same level as the pastas and proteins.
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