And another UWS food and drink spot! Spuntino Bar is now open at 429 Amsterdam, between 80th and 81st Streets. It’s located in the former home of Vai, and is run by the same owner, Chef Vincent Chirico.
Spuntino Bar is a bit more casual than Vai was; it’s designed to be a place where you can get a small plate and a cocktail and then be on your merry way, with “Creative modern shared plates” as the MO.
Reviews are strong. Here are the Yelp reviews they’ve got so far.
Word is the habanero margaritas are great, as are the grilled octopus, branzino and the service.
They’re on Open Table where their reviews are strong too.
Prices are also relatively fair!