Chef Harold Dieterle has the magic touch. Both his Perilla and Kin Shop are great restaurants, and now, he has opened an Italian/German joint in the West Village, to pay tribute to his parent's heritage. That inspiration has led to a great restaurant. What was once Paris Commune is now The Marrow, a great looking space. Half of the menu is Italian and half is German, and after a recent meal there, I'm looking forward to going back.
Skillet-Braised Cuttlefish ($14), with garlic bread, guanciale, and white wine was wonderful. An addictive broth, you'll want another order of that complimentary pretzel roll to sop it up.
From the German side of the menu I tried the Pan-Fried Duck Schnitzel ($28), with quark spaetzle, hazelnuts, cucumber-potato salad & stewed wolfberries. It was quite an excellent dish, homey and earthy, and perfect.
Don't skip dessert at The Marrow. My chocolate budino ($10), with mascarpone creme & hazelnut brittle was wonderful. That brittle adding that perfect sweet crunch.