(formerly Caffe Bondi Ristorante)
7 West 20th Street, New York, NY
Review by Runt Ekwesh
There was a club meeting here, and about 40 people attended. It's a small restaurant, but they did a nice job of dealing with us. They initially only set up for 25, but more club members decided they needed a good meal, so they kept having to set up more space, without inconveniencing other diners not associated with us rabble. Not an easy thing to do, being that the place seats about 70 as it is.
They gave us a prix fixe menu (misspelled "Pre Fix" -- wonder why they are using phonetic French in a Sicilian place?), including antipasta, red wine, white wine, cut fruit "for the table," and a choice of:
Despite the Frenchisms in a Sicilian restaurant, the food was freshly prepared and good, and the service was excellent. They were friendly, they provided a nicely-endowed barwench (who was competent and efficient, in addition to being eye candy), and as mentioned previously, good cigars were passed out by the owner. All up, it cost $40 per person for everything, including wine, etc. Decent deal, and a wonderful evening with friends.
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