Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


10 Little W. 12th St. (Ninth Ave.) Send to Phone
212-645-5369 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Meatpacking crowd meets Italian-inspired meat-packing dishes.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

* Click here for rating key

Revel, New York, NY

Revel Restaurant Review

: Native Genovese Paolo Secondo helped usher in the Italian wine bar concept to New York (I Tre Merli) as well as upscale Italian dining (Barolo). Which is why local foodies should take notice of Revel, his Meatpacking venture that’s much more of a meat house than an Italian eatery. The menu’s focus is on the eight meat and seven fish selections, all of which are served in a pan-like dish made of volcanic rock that continues to cook the food. Sauces accompany each selection, but are unnecessary. The tender and juicy filet mignon, for example, stands on its own---the barbecue, wine, and Tuscan sauces almost seem like a gimmick. The half-dozen pasta dishes are all standouts, highlighted by the pappardelle with a lamb and artichoke ragù; the generous portions could fool one into thinking these were magically zapped from a trattoria in Tuscany. But then again, the trendy and vapid Meatpacking crowd will quickly remind you that you’re a long way from Italy.
Check out hip and new NYC restaurants to try right now
New & Hip NYC Restaurants

Check out what's new and trendy on NYC's dining scene with GAYOT's list of restaurants to try right now.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.