Il Mulino: A Presidential Pick
Tucked away in the arguably the best neighborhood in unarguably the best city.2
Before Il Mulino drank the fertility wine and sprouted babies everywhere from Cesar’s Palace to Tokyo, there was just one, quaint Il Mulino tucked away in the arguably best neighborhood in the unarguably best city. I visited this Il Mulino on my first trip to New York City, and since then, it has remained amongst my three to five favorite restaurants in the city. And Tuesday, President Obama and President Clinton had lunch at Il Mulino. So don’t take my word.
Entering Il Mulino feels like traveling to old world Italia. The dim lighting, white tableclothes and cozy seating give you the feeling that you’ve left the hustle of the city for yesteryear. The waitstaff is obviously phenomenal and go the extra mile to make sure your party feels like the only patrons in the restaurant. (For Barack and Bill, however, they actually were the only patrons.) The bruschetta is literally the best I’ve ever had. They soak the tomatoes for three + days. I triple heart their veal Milanese. My ex boyfriend and I used to order our dinner and a rack of lamb to go and then eat it the next night, which is what I recommend. For some reason the rack of lamb is to die for the next day.
I’ve had pretty much everything on the menu, and you cannot go wrong. The Parmesan cheese, the snapper and the vino enjoyed for long – literally hours- dinners that leave you feeling warm and giggly… Easy going delicious perfection is Il Mulino, Gotham. As for everywhere else, I’ve yet to test.
But it’s expensive, so either muster up the guts to ask for your promotion or give up a Louboutin purchase. It’s worth it. I promise. Note: they have chocolate covered mints upon exiting.
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