Forget your boring dinner plans and head to Bottino, known for its indulgent Italian fare. Named from the Italian “Botte” for wine barrel, you can sit back, relax and bite into some authentic and seasonal plates in the restaurant’s airy atmosphere which was designed by architect Thomas Lesser. With repurposed wood shelving featuring their endless bottles of boutique Italian wines, as well as recycled Eames furniture, Bottino’s interior is just as beautiful as the food!
By offering fresh and flavorful cuisine, Bottino has become one of West Chelsea’s most beloved spots. After finding succulent success with their first restaurant, Barocco, in Tribeca, owner Danny Emerman and Chef Alessandro Prosperi, who gained many foodie fans, opened their second delicious destination in 1997. With the bold yet approachable flavors of Tuscany found in each dish and award-winning wines, it’s no surprise that Bottino has been in business for over two decades. This chic yet cozy spot which serves up homemade pasta, steak and fish is housed in a historic hardware store – legend says it was once used as a front for gun running to the Irish Republican Army. Still, nothing is more legendary than Bottino’s delectable dishes!
The kitchen is now newly helmed by Executive Chef/Partner Jamie Kenyon and his new menu does not disappoint. Dig into his mouthwatering specialties such as Seared Mediterranean Octopus with nduja sausage and fingerlings, Grilled Lamb Chops with rosemary, garlic and smashed potatoes and Garganelli with Oxtail Sugo, made with homemade pasta, braised oxtail, red wine, tomato and cocoa powder. Cheers to Bottino’s creative cuisine with their cocktails, including the Prickly Pear Spicy Margarita, made with chill-infused Patron, prickly pear puree, triple sec and fresh lime, as well as the must-try Bottino Manhattan, a combination of Maker’s Mark, carpano antica and luxardo cherry.
With large private rooms, Bottino regularly hosts weddings, birthdays and lunches for their high-end clientele. Their posh Pool Room, which can seat up to 52 dinner guests, also features large frosted glass doors that can be opened to connect to the adjacent North Garden patio area – the perfect place to go for some pre-party cocktails. While it remains open in the summer, the North Garden Patio is enclosed in the winter months, making it a memorable space for a private dinner. The smaller East Garden hosts intimate cocktail receptions and seated dinners for up to 26 guests.
Calling all ladies who lunch – the dining room remains open on Sunday for private lunch parties only. This room can also be used in conjunction with the North Garden to accommodate additional guests. Their prix fixe shower menu, which comes with one glass of wine, mimosa or prosecco per guest, as well as passed hors d’oeuvres, has options ranging from Rigatoni alla Norma to Norwegian Salmon and Chocolate Tiramisu for dessert, making it one sweet experience. Bottino’s set menus for group dining with 12 or more guests start at $75. Enjoy Seasonal Bruschetta, Antipasto of Cured Meats, a Tricolore Salad and your choice of Fusilli with Organic Bolognese, Pan Roasted Filet of Branzino, Tea-Brined Roast Organic Baby Chicken and more. Celebrate life’s milestones with their two or three-hour cocktail events, where you can indulge in Mini Focaccia Sandwiches, Crostini’s, Mini Crab Cakes, Shrimp and Dill mini tarts as well as an array of platters and sweets.
Their tasty Takeout Store, where you will find fresh salads, baked goods and artisan breads, also offers catering options for breakfast and lunch, as well as customized menus from their restaurant kitchen. Bon Appetit at Bottino!
246 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10001