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.
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
SEATING CAPACITY: Dining Room: 60
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.)
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).
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.
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.
Amazing Scallops With A Scottish Twist
A Perfect Summer Gazpacho
The Pizza, Roman Style
Refreshing Salmon Salad
Scottish All The Way
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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