La Carafe Restaurant and Wine Bar popped the cork this month to celebrate its opening in Hell's Kitchen.. The restaurant, which serves Mediterranean cuisine, has a wine spread of more than 100 vintages.
"La Carafe is where we want people to feel at home, comfortable being themselves, enjoying friendly encounters and rich flavors of Mediterranean cuisine," says Al Rineh, owner and chef, who is also the founder of the L'Ybane Restaurants.
Amidst European rustic charm, La Carafe's floor seats up to 30 with its wood tables and copper covered bar with oil candles.
La Carafe carte spotlights selections from Rineh's culinary arsenal. A variety of hot and cold appetizers—spiced chickpea fritters, grilled merguez, eggplant caviar—and specialty pasta, seafood, and Mediterranean entrees featuring the black pearl dish, cassolette de moules. These French mussels come sauced in a choosing of savory spices and ingredients—saffron cream, classic marinara, or shallot-garlic white wine.
La Carafe is located in the heart of Hell's Kitchen, 653 Ninth Avenue between 46th and 47th Street. Specializing in French Mediterranean cuisine, La Carafe offers the experience of Nice with the essence of classic New York. All are welcome to enjoy Happy Hour, brunch, lunch, dinner, or drinks Monday through Sunday, 10:00 .a.m. to 2:00 a.m.