If anyone’s willing to set up shop in unlikely places, it’s the talented Eduard Frauneder, who has quietly tucked his newest creation into the Financial District. The 70-seat restaurant, designed by Florian Altenburg, features a striking glass-panel garage door and sleek interior with exposed barn wood and steel columns that make use of the building’s original features. In the back, a U-shaped bar pours some terrific Viennese-inspired cocktails. At Schilling, Frauneder's contemporary take on Austrian cooking hints at sunnier climes, as in wild mushroom ravioli with sorrel sauce, baby shiitake, and courgette fondant. Don't miss tender, perfectly braised lamb shoulder set over pistachio crumble, couscous, harissa, and zippy mustard greens to cut the richness.
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