A Voce just received a Michelin Star which, in case you were wondering, is a huge deal in the restaurant world. A friend recently said to me, "one day, you will need to explain to me the connection between tires and good food." I can do no such thing. What I can do is tell you that A Voce turns out some incredible Italian. It's definitely fine dining, it will definitely hit you hard in the wallet, and it's definitely full of suits from the New York Life building next door, but no matter - the food coming out of that kitchen is amazing. The vibe is upscale modern, and while we were blown away by the service and the food, the music is atrocious. Smooth jazz permeates the room and makes you suddenly feel like you're eating ravioli in John Tesh's living room. Someone needs to sort that out ASAP. We would be happy to make suggestions. Otherwise, A Voce is firing on all cylinders. Our waiter made excellent recommendations and from appetizer to entree, most everything on the menu is phenomenal. We recommend any and all of the homemade pastas, and the roasted trumpet mushroom appetizer is straight-up unbelievable. This is another one of those spots best saved for special occasions, or any time you feel the need to drop some chang on a serious meal.
Food RundownRicotta Di Bufula
A nice ricotta with mint and some red pepper. Served with grilled bread, this is one to keep at the table for the entirety of your meal.Funghi al Forno
These are big, meaty trumpet mushrooms roasted and served with hazelnuts. The hazelnuts are surprisingly awesome. Come to think of it, there are nuts in damn near every dish on the A Voce menu. Not sure where that comes from, but in almost every instance, it works.Raviolini al Caprino
This is not a permanent fixture on the menu, but it should be. Incredibly thin ravioli filled with proscuitto, goat cheese, ramps, and pistachios. They're amazing and more delicate than you might expect. If this is on the menu, order it.Chitarra
Homemade spaghetti with crab, leeks, lemon, and uni butter. Even though this sounds like some random fixins to throw in a pasta, it's excellent. Regardless of how much I liked this, uni butter sounds gross.Dorade
This was good and had a nice sear and pleasant texture, but was a little fishy. Served with clams, couscous, and saffron. If you're a meat eater, get the lamb instead.Semifreddo di Espresso
Semi frozen ice cream with almonds and sea salt. That salty sweet combination gets us every time, and this had a life span of about twenty seconds on our table.