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Where to Dine at Eataly NYC Flatiron This Summer
by New York Bucket List
The flowers are blooming—in decor, dishes, and bellini carafes—at Eataly this summer.
Head upstairs to SERRA by Birreria to enjoy the bounty and ambiance of theItalian countryside. The space and the menu will evolve from spring to fall in order to, as the Italians say: “eat with the seasons.”
SERRA by Birreria
The greenhouse-themed restaurant perched atop Eataly is serving seasonal pastas, an all-new selection of Spiedini (“skewers”), and the botanical cocktail menu of our dreams. Speaking of dreams: the ceiling and interior is draped in large, colorful wildflowers, such as wisterias, magnolias and more, essentially transporting diners to an Italian garden in the sky.
Come hungry for farm-fresh local produce, grass-fed meat, housemade pasta, and a bounty of all the season has to offer.
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You can’t go wrong with the Verdure e Bagna Cauda, Raw Norwich Meadows Farm Vegetables, served with a typical northern Italian countryside dip. Just be sure to save room for a housemade pasta dish, like Cavatelli di Spinaci con Agnello e Piselli, featuring spinach pasta with a lamb and spring pea sauce.
Got a squad? Indulge in the Per la Tavola, an experience meant to be shared with the entire table that will feature a Joyce Farm grass-fed porterhouse with a spread of seasonal sides.
Bloom to Bottle
The spring drink menu is infused with plants and flowers at the base of each spirit, with a guide to what flavors they create, and what part of their Italian lineage they embody.
Still, selecting between the salt-rimmed “Campi Di Lavanda” that appears plucked from an Italian lavender field, a frozen spritz, or one of the gentian-made bitters drinks will be a doozy.
The wine list may ultimately steal the show though, with mystical Biodynamic wines that require farmers to adhere to the rhythms of nature and astronomy to cultivate.
And, there’s a must-try “Drinks Del Contadino” order option: where you’ll “build-your-own” drink by selecting its “strength,” “mood” and “essence” from a list of corresponding ingredients for a curated experience.
The restaurant will also be contributing to locally “green” efforts as well, with a portion of their proceeds from the desserts being donated to Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Children’s Garden. So if you needed justification, have another dessert, for the children of course.
Hours of operation:
Sunday - Thursday 11:30am to 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday 11:30am to 9:30pm
Where: Located on the 14th floor of Eataly NYC Flatiron at 200 5th Ave New York, NY
Il Patio di Eataly
This summer at Il Patio di Eataly, experience all of the splendor of sitting in an Italian piazza – no passport required. You can indulge in aperitivi plates ranging from grande to grandissimo, in the vibrant outdoor space.
Celebrate Alla Grande
You can often hear Italians exclaim “Alla grande!” as a way to rejoice about something. This summer, enjoy the summer season as Italians would – alla grande! With a menu full of "great" items (that is, grande and grandissimo – big and extra big!), you'll find antipasti perfect for sharing with the table like Torre di Frutti di Mare, a tower of fresh oysters, poached shrimp, variety of crudo, calamari, and crab, or the Fritto Grandissimo, a crate filled with a selection of our fritto offerings (think: arancini al ragù, calamari, verdure and more).
Punch It Up Pét-Nat Style
Step aside Prosecco, it's time for Pét-Nat or "pétillant naturel" (naturally sparkling) to have its moment. Pét Nat is a natural wine with naturally forming light carbonation that tends to be more complex and interesting – often referred to as funky, savory, and even bright. Perfect on a warm summer day! On Il Patio di Eataly's new Pét-Nat Punch menu, you'll discover a selection of six different spiked fruit punches made with seasonal fruit, herbs, and other flavors and finished tableside with a whole bottle of pét-nat.
Celebrate Summer with Guests
To help celebrate the start to the new season, you can enjoy Gelato alla Grande, a summer-long series where Eataly collaborates with NYC Gelaterie for 3-weeks at a time, to introduce a unique new gelato dessert from each Gelateria to their menu. In another summer series, Shaken & Stirred by San Pellegrino, bartenders from renowned NYC bars and speakeasies will be stopping by on a bi-weekly basis, to create 3 new drinks for il Patio di Eataly.