Eli Zabar's remake of his grocery store-adjacent restaurant Taste is finally debuting tonight as Eli's Table. It's still one of the swankiest restaurants ever to spring from a grocery empire, but now updated with all the trappings of an on trend New York restaurant — think fish tacos, octopus, and a long list of house cocktails. Zabar hired ex-Sfoglia chef John Carr to update the menu, which will now be tweaked daily based upon what's in season (and what's available next door at Eli's). A sample menu shows eggs topped with white truffles, veal ravioli topped with chanterelles, squash risotto, and a rib eye for two. The restaurant is also using the somewhat controversial Coravin wine system, which means there will be numerous wines by the glass, including some wines from from Zabar's 16,000 bottle collection.
Eli's Table, 1413 3rd Avenue, Upper East Side