this enchanting little gem in NogreePo beckons you in with its rustic charm- antique book spines with more than a story to tell line the walls, a baby grand piano comes alive with a nightly pianist, a hidden garden in the back scattered with picnic tables and small gnomes peeking out of the bushes, giggling and chirping just ever so perceptively.
the small, impeccably curated seasonal menu is inspired by the pure and honest flavors of southern Italy- bold vegetables, crusty breads, fresh citrus, pungent herbs, sea creatures with integriy. come here for the romantic and rustic environment, stay for the thoughtfully- crafted cocktails, of which you can never have only one. and return for the reliable and consistent presence it has in the neighborhood.
milk + roses represents what greenpoint was and needs to continue to be- honest spaces that feel good producing simple food that tastes good to provide a good time for you and your chosen accomplices.
what not to miss
Cocktail: the blood berry is the perfectly refreshing complement for dining al fresco, or go for the orleans, if you’re feeling bold (and I’d imagine you are. because all of my readers are wolves.)
simply the barolo piemonte.
the grilled Portuguese octopus, the croquet monsieur, the crema di fagioli + vongole are your best bets here.
how not to miss it
1110 manhattan ave