LaLou’s market-driven Italian-leaning menu comes from rising star Ashley Rath, formerly behind Manhattan’s highly-rated The Grill. The mix-and-match menu features smaller dishes such as fried green olives and mortadella with citrus aioli, while larger options include spaghetti with chickpea and black pepper, and roast chicken for two - all designed to complement the 150+ bottles and by-the-glass wine options - focusing on natural, small batch and biodynamic wines.
The simple yet elegant space - by Brooklyn-based firm American Construction League (Oomoco and Pheasant) - features whitewashed brick walls, blonde wood tables, and rush bar stools at the concrete bar. There’s an additional 20 seats in the pleasant backyard garden.
Wine not? Al fresco dining
Fried green olives, zucchini escabeche, spaghetti with chickpea & black pepper; hanger steak with soppressata & bitter greens and Beignets with lavendar and honey.