Bobby Flay's returning to the New York scene with Gato, his 3,640-square-foot restaurant on Lafayette Street. The Mediterranean menu, which draws influence from Spain, Italy, France, and Greece, includes dishes like scrambled eggs with almond romesco, lamb-sausage pizza, kale-and-mushroom paella, and charred beef with blue-cheese brown butter. Rockwell Group designed the sprawling space to evoke the feeling of a rural Mediterranean village, and it includes a 12-seat lounge, a 20-seat solid teak-wood bar, and a 117-seat dining room with windows overlooking Crosby Street. Note that Gato is still in the soft-open phase, but there is a limited number of reservations available to the public now. Take a look at the décor, the menu, and a few of the dishes, straight ahead.
Gato, 324 Lafayette St.; 212-334-6400