It sounds like Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick have another hit on their hands with ZZ's Clam Bar, their tiny new restaurant devoted to raw seafood plates and fancy cocktails. The early word indicates that the food and drinks are great, but pricey. The Torrisi Team has not released a menu with prices, although a recent Times article notes that the small plates range from $18 to $50.
Last night, the first picture of the menu with prices appeared on Instagram. The lobster ceviche is $25, the beef "toast" is $15, the carpaccio with sea urchin is $58, and the shimaaji with caviar and ricotta is a whopping $95. Cocktails run $18 to $20. So, ZZ's might very well be just as expensive — if not more expensive — than Carbone up the street. To get a sense of the overall experience, check out food writer Lauren Bloomberg's report on a recent meal.
UPDATE: Ryan Sutton has the full menu with prices on his blog, The Price Hike. Sutton notes that ZZ's boasts "some of New York's most expensive raw fish prices."
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