Michael White is a true culinary magician. His restaurants are awesome, perfect, and delicious. And now Chef White and his team bring us their foray into the steakhouse realm, with the new Costata. This is a homecoming for Chef White, for Costata is housed in the old Fiamma space on Spring street, where Chef White used to be a chef. The 3 floor space is beautiful, with awesome art work on the walls. I stopped in for a little friends and family bite last week, and was wowed.
A selection of oysters was amazing. Sublime. Fresh. Perfect.
Sea Scallop ($23), with celery root, and black truffle vinaigrette was one of the best scallop dishes I've ever put in my mouth. That black truffle vinaigrette was to die for. Yes, I had a culinary orgasm, and am proud of it. Order it!
The Mare salad ($24), a warm salad of octopus, calamari, shrimp, scallops, olives, and lemon, was wonderful. A medley of joyous seafood executed to perfection. The magic of the sea in my mouth.
Of course, Costata is a steakhouse, and the steak is not too be missed. My bone-in 22oz Ribeye ($55) was sensational. Buttery, tender, juicy, it practically melted in my mouth. Fabulosity.
For dessert, delve into one of pastry wizard Robert Truitt's fabulous creations. My torta di cioccolata ($14), dark and milk chocolate, ricotta mousse, and Sicilian pistachio was outstanding. Amazingness.
So for a truly refined and magical steakhouse experience look no further than Costata. There are some fabulous and wonderful bites to be had here. A magical night awaits.
206 Spring St. (between Macdougal and Sullivan)
New York, NY 10012