photo credit: Patrick Dolande Gaslonde
Artesano does Peruvian fine dining, with fine-dining prices, but in a low-key, loungey set-up. At this Tribeca restaurant, dressed-up dishes like aji de gallina, and branzino in Amazonia curry come partially deconstructed on pitch-black stoneware, and decorated with purees, sauces, and other accouterments that each provide a new layer of flavor. The space can feel kind of cheesy—the canopy of faux tropical leaves and rattan lamps is a little on the nose, and we clocked at least one neon LED sign—but bring a date or friend who's sick of the more sceney spots downtown, and let loose with some pisco sours and great ceviche.
photo credit: Atif Ali