Incognito Bistro: Roman with Scottish flair

incognito outside

ADDRESS:   30 West 18th Street

(Between Fifth & Sixth Avenues)

New York, NY 10011

WEB SITE:   www.incognitobistro.com

TELEPHONE:  (212) 414-1231

HOURS:   Lunch:                         11:30 AM  -     4:00 PM, Mon.-Fri.

Dinner:                          4:00 PM -     11:00 PM, Mon.-Sat.

        (Closed Sunday)                

Happy Hour:                 11:30 AM -  10:30 PM, Mon.-Fri.

                                        4:00 PM  -    11:00 PM, Sat.

(Italian small plates and ½-price on specialty cocktails

and select Italian wines by the glass.)                                         

CREDIT CARDS:  All major

PRICE RANGE:  Lunch (entrees):                                $16.00 – $30.00

2-Course Prix Fixe Lunch:               $20.00

Dinner (entrees):                               $16.00 – $30.00

3-Course Pre-Theatre Dinner:      

(5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Mon.-Sat.):     $35.00

DRESS:   Smart Casual 

RESERVATIONS:  Recommended

SEATING CAPACITY: Dining Room:                      60

Bar/Lounge:                        50

Private Party Room:         40

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 2

(Private Party Room seats 40)

PARTY FACILITIES: Available upon request

(Private Party Room and entire

restaurant are available for customized

private parties and special events.)   


incognito chef & wife

Paolo Montana & Adriana Moretti, The Dynamite Duo Behind Incognito Bistro

New York has always been an amazing restaurant town, but It surprised me to no end, when we discovered a fist class, affordable relatively-undiscovered in the Flatiron District, with the unlikely name of  Incognito Bistro.  The stylish Bar/Lounge is enhanced by a 20-foot high ceiling, custom-made tables, and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto a lively street to create a modern, lively Bar/Lounge. It features an impressive selection of regional Italian wines.  A variety of wines are available by the glass.  In addition, a premier choice of spirits, liquors, after-dinner drinks, dessert wines, Single Malt Scotch,and inspired specialty cocktails such as When in Rome (Gin, Punt e Mes, Aperol), Flying Scotsman (Scotch, Glayva, Cointreau), and Italian Kiss (Prosecco, Grand Marnier, Brandy) are also available. Cocktails are extraordinary and Incognito Bistro produces the best Negroni in town.  The Lunch, Dinner, and Happy Hour Menus are available at the bar. (See Below).

 

incognito the-bar-1

The stylish  dining room is enhanced by an 18-foot high ceiling, custom-made tables, a wraparound champagne-colored leather banquette, walnut wood floors, dramatic painted columns, original color photographs of Italy and Scotland, vintage black-and-white framed photos of casual elegant dining inEurope, original abstract paintings by acclaimed Scottish artist Patricia Moretti. Art Deco ceramic sconces, and an open kitchen create a contemporary Roman atmosphere. There is an attractive Private Party Room, located in the back of the restaurant, features custom-made tables with white tablecloths, custom-made wood chairs, vin as well.

 

incognito in2

All in all, it’s a knock-out room, but the the real reason to head for Incognito Bistro is Owner-Chef Paolo Montana delicious menu featuring an eclectic selection of classic Roman dishes, refining and updating them with a modern flair.  In addition, he recently introduced Scottish Corner, featuring classic Scottish dishes paying homage to his Scottish/Italian heritage. We loved the Roman-style pizza, especially the version featuring Smoked Scottish Salmon on a custardy base in the perfect crust.

Chef Paolo is a serious chef, using the best produce and cooking it with care. The Scottish Corner is a perfect way to sample his creativity. We adored the Highland Haggis, offering lamb sausage with turnips, creamed potatoes & whisky jus. Isle of Skye Scallops featured pan roasted with a fennel beurre blanc and parmasan crust .
Crepes stuffed with finnan haddock, cheddar bechamel & leeks were lovely. Next time we’ll leave  room for Ayrshire Pork with stornoway black pudding, grain mustard and apple julienne.

We did sample two pastas: an elegant homemade composite with lobster sauce and a light and airy gnocchi. A  Gazpacho was perfect for warm weather. A sampling of housemade desserts, including dairy-free chocolate cake was just delicious, as was the cappuccino.

incognito Scallops

Amazing Scallops With A Scottish Twist

incognito pasta

Memorable Pasta

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incognito TOMATO-GAZ

A Perfect Summer Gazpacho

incognito pizza

The Pizza, Roman Style

 

incognito salmon

Refreshing Salmon Salad

incognito Pork

Scottish All The Way

incognito dessert

A Medley Of Desserts

Service is carful and attentive and the beautiful and vivacious Adriana Moretti (wife and co-owner) is the perfect front of he house and host. Don’t be surprised if she or Paolo serve you or come to your table and ask how you are enjoying yourself. Incognito Bistro is that kind of restaurant. Elegant, but easy to relax and enjoy.

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Sample Dinner Menu

STARTERS
Soup of the Day 8
Terrine of Duck Livers 9
pistachio crust, marmalade
Caprese 12
bufala mozzarella, tomato, basil
Asparagus 12
grilled w parmigiano
Calamari 11
marinated grilled w rucola
Meatballs 11
rich marinara w garlic bread
Braised Octopus 14
anchovies, capers, olives, black
beans & tomato broth
App-Main
House Plate 15-22
prosciutto, eggplant caponata,
parmigiano, duck liver terrine,
prawn marie rose
Vegetable Plate 11-18
eggplant caponata, roasted fennel,
sweet corn & butternut squash
Smoked Scottish Salmon 15-25
w scrambled eggs
Meat Plate 18-34
prosciutto, salami, roast beef,
stilton, apple, parmigiano
Cheese Plate 12-18
manchego, gorgonzola, brie,
fruit, celery
Beef Carpaccio 14-22
rucola, parmigiano, truffle essence
Mussels 12-18
garlic, fennel, white wine w
garlic bread
SCOTTISH CORNER
Smoked Mackerel Pate 12
tomato compot, oat cakes
Highland Haggis 12
lamb sausage w turnips, creamed
potatoes & whisky jus
Isle of Skye Scallops 14
pan roasted w fennel beurre blanc,
parmasan crust
Crepes 20
stuffed w finnan haddock,
cheddar bechamel & leeks
Ayrshire Pork 26
stornoway black pudding, grain
mustard, apple julienne
PIZZA
Margherita 16
roasted tomato, mozzarella,
basil
Prosciutto & Rucola 18
roasted tomato, mozzarella
Fennel & Mushroom 17
roasted tomato, mozzarella
Anchovie & Black Olives 17
roasted tomato, mozzarella
Incognito 18
bacon & eggs
roasted tomato, mozzarella
Sausage & Broccoli Rabe 18
roasted tomato, mozzarella
Roast Beef 22
manchego, rucola, horse radish
Smoked Scottish Salmon 24
lemon ricotta, capers
MEATS
Breast of Chicken 24 Veal 28
pounded, breaded, topped w
rucola, tomato, basil, bufala
mozzarella
Whole Baby Chicken 24
butterflied, roasted w garlic,
rosemary
Rack of Baby Lamb 28
creamed potatoes, rosemary jus
Veal w Tagliatelle 30
scaloppine, mushrooms,
tomato, white wine
Pork Tenderloin 24
caramelized onions, grain
mustard
Steak Frites 36
prime ribeye steak,
bearnaise sauce
Fillet Mignon 38
black peppercorns, cognac,
cream
FISH
Salmon Fillet 22
fennel, basil, lemon yogurt
Brook Trout 24
boneless fillet w capers, lemon,
white wine
Lemon Sole Fillet 26
topped w seasoned bread
crumbs, white wine & lemon
Jumbo Scampi 28
roasted tomatoes, lemon, garlic,
white wine
SALADS
Garden Salad 6
mixed greens, tomatoes
Caesar 9
romaine, anchovie dressing ,
croutons
App-Main
Melting Goat Cheese 12-18
rucola, toasted walnuts, pear
Incognito 12-18
mixed greens, slivers of prosciutto,
salami, gorgonzola
Lg
Grilled Chicken Breast 17
spinach, avocado, apple, stilton,
toasted walnuts
Roasted Salmon Fillet 18
mixed greens, string beans,
boiled egg, olives, tomatoes
Grilled Shrimp 18
rucola, avocado, red onion,
tomatoes
PASTA
Gluten Free & Whole Grain
pasta avail. – add $2.00
App-Main
Arrabiata 12-18
penne w rich marinara, chilies
Piccante 13-22
penne w crumbled sweet sausage,
rich marinara, chilies, ricotta
Allo Scoglio 14-24
spaghetti w shrimp, mussels,
clams, calamari, roasted tomatoes,
garlic, olive oil
Spaghetti & Meatballs 13-22
rich marinara
Incognito 14-24
spaghetti w rich vegetarian
ragu
Cremosa 14-22
tagliatelle w mushrooms,
prosciutto, rich marinara,
ricotta
Risotto 14-24
ragu of the day
Ravioli 13-22
butternut squash, mascarpone,
green peas
OVEN BAKED App-Main
Lasagna 14-22
layers of pasta, rich meat sauce,
bechamel
Melanzane Parmigiana 13-22
layers of eggplant, smoked
mozzarella,rich marinara,
parmigiano
Cannelloni 13-22
stuffed w beef & spinach
We always seek organic
& local produce
SIDES 5
garlic bread
tomato & red onion salad
roasted brussel sprouts w
pancetta
broccoli rabe Sharing – add $2 per person
App as a Main – add $3 per plate
20% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more
Executive chef – Paolo Montana


DESIGNERS:  Adriana Moretti

Paolo Montana

Patricia Moretti

EXECUTIVE CHEF:  Paolo Montana

PASTRY CHEF:  Paolo Montana

WINE DIRECTOR:  Paolo Montana

OWNERS:   Paolo Montana

Adriana Moretti

OPENING DATE:  July, 2011

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