I made an unscheduled last Restaurant Week stop for Summer 2013. This time, we checked out Asellina near Gramercy for lunch. (Upon looking up the website, I realized that Asellina is from the same restaurant group as STK).
It’s in the Gansevoort Hotel on Park Ave, so as expected, the space was quite nice and modern.
I started with a salad that had shaved pear on it with goat cheese and nuts. It was dressed very well and was a very enjoyable salad.
My dining companion had a shrimp appetizer (that I believe was on the regular menu, not Restaurant Week). These babies were HUGE. He said they were very good.
I then chose to go with a flatbread pizza. This came with mushrooms and scallions. I really enjoyed this pizza. Great crisp to the crust and the toppings were very nice.
For dessert, I tried to pana cotta.
This was a nice, simple dessert that was well executed. I especially liked the use of stewed peaches with it.
Overall, my Restaurant Week experience here was fine. Just fine. Food was good, and since it’s close to my office, I will most likely be back. But nothing to write home about.
Total Nom Points: 6.5 out of 10