Italian: Revered as one of the most elegant and upscale Italian restaurant in the city, Del Posto is the brainchild of Mario Batali, Joe and Linda Bastianich and Executive Chef Mark Ladner. Along with a top-notch wine list and unbeatable service, the menu is organized in either five or eight courses, with dishes ranging from spaghetti with dungeness crab and sliced jalepeno to more traditional offerings like sliced lamb gnocchi. Surprisingly, all of the pastas at Del Posto are gluten-free, a move that sent shock waves around the food world when it was announced last year. Unsurprisingly, Del Posto's kitchen has navigated through the change flawlessly - if we hadn't told you these pastas were gluten-free, you'd never know it.
Business Dinner: Creative pasta dishes, a fabulous wine selection and grand digs put this Chelsea spot on the "A-List" of many discerning plates. An alternative to the main room, the Enoteca dining room just off the bar offers a truncated menu and wine list. Tasting menu $175. TRAIN: A, C, E to 14th St; L to 8th Ave