Not Memorable, But Still Cute: Felice Wine Bar

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A friend of mine and I had some time before a baking lesson I was giving him and since we were starving, we decided to pop in somewhere and grab a quick bite to eat. We walked by Felice Wine Bar and it looked so cute we had to stop in. Wine bottles line the walls, sleek and innovative lighting fixtures hang from the ceilings and the back bar was just adorable. We ordered a bottle of white wine, at the waitress’s choosing. I wish I could remember what it was, but I’m not a huge wine drinker (I think my body is becoming allergic to it as I get older) and to me it just tasted ok, but don’t ask me to judge wine. I can’t talk about legs and grapes, I can only tell you if I like it or not.

I went with the pappardelle with veal ragu and my friend ordered the pan seared filet mignon with rosemary potatoes. My pasta was disappointing. I love, love pappardelle. LOVE it! I can eat it all day long. While there was nothing wrong with my pasta, I had just expected it to taste better. I expected there to be more to the dish, flavor wise, but I basically polished off my bowl simply because I was hungry. It’s not a dish I would order again if I were to go back. I understand that just, this was a simple dish with a simple sauce, so why should I expect so much out of it, but if you read my review of Scarpetta, you will see that I expect even more out of simple dishes because basic ingredients can taste so good! Mmmm, Scarpetta. My friend’s dish was pretty good though. Basic, but tasty. I always think that good steaks don’t need anything but salt and pepper, and this was the case with this steak. I wish I had ordered that instead of the pasta. Though, in my defense, I was thinking an Italian restaurant would have better pasta. Live and learn right?

Cute atmosphere, decent food.

6.5 out of 10

400 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7868
(212) 593-2223

-Joyce Huang
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