Del Posto’s Address: 85 10th Ave. New York, NY 10011 (at 16th St. – Chelsea/Meatpacking)
Del Posto’s Phone Number: (212) 497-8090
Mario Batali’s Del Posto in Chelsea is a great NYC restaurant for romantic dates, lunch, business meals and parent visits. The bar area is good for first dates and casual dates, business drinks, meeting hot girls and rich guys and entertaining out of town friends. Here’s why:
Good For Casual and/or First Dates: This is specific to the bar area ONLY, which is just casually elegant enough to impress but comfortable to the point where it’s easy to relax. Particularly if you grab one of the banquets in the across from the bar, but even just perching on the stools is an experience. Bonus – the staff is incredibly knowledgeable so you won’t look like a moron if you’re not sure which wine is which.
Good For Romantic Dates: The actual dining area of the restaurant, on the other hand, is definitely an environment for a date with someone you’re more serious about. Beyond the atmosphere, the food makes “getting in the mood” as close to inevitable as you can get – especially when ordered with a wine pairing (read: a lot of booze).
Good For Business Meals: This place actually accommodates groups of 4ish pretty well so if you’re trying to close a deal over dinner (or lunch) with a few people who you’d like to feel special, this is a great place to do so.
Good For Meeting Hot Girls/Rich Guys: They’re generally both plentiful in the bar area. If they’re sitting down for a meal, it’s most likely with someone they’ll soon be engaged to so this doesn’t apply there.