Resto: Belgium Beyond Beer and Waffles

Not shown: 56 other beers.Photo: Bumblebee Studio for New York Magazine


In this week’s Openings, Rob and Robin announce the birth of Resto, a new Belgian gastropub on Park Avenue South. The menu, newly added to our vast database, is ambitious: Aside from 60 Belgian beers, there are spiced lamb ribs and beef-cheek carbonnade along with other promising signs such as a frisée salad made with guanciale (the Roman jowl bacon more commonly seen in carbonara) and a fluke with sunchokes, caper berry, and beurre noisette. Add to that the dessert tasting menu of up to sixteen different kinds of Belgian chocolate and we’re sold. The place is pretty cool-looking, too.

Restaurant Openings: Provence, Resto, Gold St., Zipper Tavern [NYM]

Waiter, what are these carrots doing on my carbonnade?Photo: Bumblebee Studio for New York Magazine

And for your palate cleanser … broken waffles.Photo: Bumblebee Studio for New York Magazine