Visitors may come from near and far to experience New York’s fusion fare, but residents of the condominiums for sale at XOCO 325 have the world’s best food just footsteps from their front door. These new SoHo condos for sale are perfect for trendy foodies with an adventurous side and a taste for the unexpected. Here are four restaurants with international menus that pack a serious culinary punch.
For an authentic taste of the French Riviera, try MAMO, where an Italian-meets-Provencal menu has been created by chef Massimo Sola, of Eataly Roma and Ristorante Quattro Mori fame. You can practically taste the talents that earned him a Michelin star: in family recipes like the risotto allo zafferano con osso bucco, a rich, Milanese-style dish, or the penne all’astice, a handmade-pasta plate doused in creamy lobster sauce. The vibe is casual and stylish, so make a reservation with friends for a night out and don’t forget to accompany your bites with a bottle from their extensive wine list, featuring only the best vintages from both Italy and France.
323 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013, 646-964-4641, www.mamonyc.com
Novecento’s first site opened in SoHo in 1991, and nearly 25 years later, additional restaurants in Miami, Mexico, Argentina, and Uruguay show that this Argentinian bistro continues to remain popular among diners across the globe. European in concept and Latin American in menu, Novecento is known for its meat-centric dishes such as Picado Criolla, a heaping sharing platter of grilled skirt steak, chicken, chorizo, beef, and chicken empanadas with zesty chimichurri sauce, and the Lomo, a colossal beef tenderloin coated in a rich Malbec demi-glace and served alongside sweet potato puree and bitter greens. Their happy hour features two-for-one drinks from 4 to 7 p.m. every day, providing even more reason to sip on signature mixes like the mango Caipirinha made with Leblon Cachaca, or the Sangria 900, a take on the classic that features red wine with Flora de Cana rum, and a tasty combo of fresh-squeezed juices and liquors.
343 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013, 212-925-4706, www.novecento.com
Korchma Taras Bulba
Since 1999, Korchma Taras Bulba’s costume-donning wait staff have been doling out traditional Ukrainian eats to hungry New Yorkers. Their house-infused horseradish vodka shots go down surprisingly smooth with steaming bowls of homemade borscht, pillowy cheese-and-potato-filled vareniki, beef tongue, and more. Big portions and big personalities go hand in hand here. Don’t walk away without enjoying the complimentary shot of vodka, offered at the end of every satisfying meal.
357 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013, 212-510-7510, www.tarasbulba.us
In 1931, Harry Cipriani made his mark on Venice by opening Harry’s Bar, a high-end watering hole with a focus on refined luxury and impeccable service. The original location is considered a national landmark, and today that dedication to treating every customer like family lives on through the Cipriani brand worldwide. In addition to its SoHo location, this upscale Italian bar and dining hall boasts locations in Hong Kong, Ibiza, and Dubai, among others. Guests of Cipriani Downtown’s more casual dining room can enjoy Italian classics like veal ravioli alla Piemontese and chicken Milanese on ciabatta garnished with arugula and tomato (for lunch and dinner every day of the week). Those who prefer to cozy up to the bar can enjoy their martini alongside classic bar snacks like the the baked tagliolini with ham, or satisfy a sweet tooth with any one of Cipriani’s handmade cakes baked on the premises daily.
376 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013, 212-343-0999, www.cipriani.com