Gothamist Best New Restaurants and Dishes

Scott Lynch features Isabelle Osteria on the list of “Best Dishes from NYC Newcomers” in Gothamist’s review of NYC’s Best New Restaurants and Dishes in 2020.

Mushroom Lasagna at Isabelle's Osteria

Several places have closed, temporarily or otherwise, on this formerly-bustling-with-office-workers stretch of Park Avenue South, but that didn’t stop the owners from flipping the fratty Duke’s Gramercy to a more high-end neighborhood Italian spot, Isabelle’s. The new kitchen is run by James Tracey, formerly of Craft, and the menu here is anchored by a roster of appealing pastas, most notably this crazy rich and earthy Mushroom Lasagna, 15 crisp-baked layers of porcini, spinach, and béchamel, sitting in a pool of taleggio fondut. And don’t miss the Chocolate Budino, studded cranberries and kumquats, for dessert.