Little Italy may have been taken over by Chinatown, but Italian food has left for better digs—the rest of Manhattan. Maialino, Eataly, Pulino’s and the Neapolitan pizza craze— New York is just as obsessed with Italy as ever. Michael White’s newest venture, a rustic osteria (named for his mentor Gianluigi Morini) has been billed as more accessible than Marea, this is still SoHo we’re talking about.
“We're putting an American cafe inside what used to be the Cub Room and we're going to call it The Dutch,” Andrew Carmellini explained on his site. Expect this darling of the New York food media to bring some of the buzz back to a space once named after for the VIP room of the New York’s once-famous Stork Club.