This well-curated addition to the local scene arrives courtesy of NoHo Hospitality Group with the talented Andrew Carmellini at the helm of the kitchen. Named for the charming maritime town in the southernmost region of Puglia, Italy, Leuca is tucked into the wildly popular William Vale Hotel and boasts striking views of the Manhattan skyline. The space features a bright and lovely dining room with yellow leather chairs and marble-topped tables, as well as a second elegant nook fitted out with wood paneling and oversized black-and-white photographs. Dinner might unveil tender lemon chicken for two, fragrant with spices and strung with blistered peppers; or a delicious tangle of spaghetti and sea urchin topped with succulent crab and spicy chili flakes.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors