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Opening Alert: Spend Al Fresco Season With Spritzes and Italian Snacks at Alta Linea

The team behind Dell'anima opens their seasonal outdoor restaurant near the High Line tomorrow.

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For those who deign to walk High Line this time of year, there's a new spot to grab a drink and recover from doing battle with the tourists. Alta Linea, literally high line in Italian, is a new outdoor bar in the front yard of the High Line Hotel, from the Dell'anima/L'Apicio/L'Artusi team. The entirely outdoor space, which opens tomorrow, has an Italian focus and there's space for about 90.

The Menu: The aperitif-focused drink menu from Joe Campanale offers riffs on negronis (including a frozen one) and spritzes like the punto with Cocchi Americano, Punt e Mes, soda, sparkling wine and grapefruit. The food menu is mostly focused on small "aperitivi" like funghi misti bruschetta, crispy artichokes with salsa verde, and some grilled flatbreads, but there are a few larger plates like a burger and a roasted chicken with salsa verde, crispy potatoes, and pecorino. Dessert rolls in on little gelato cart, which offers scoops and ice cream sandwiches in flavors like strawberry shortcake.

Alta Linea Menu

Alta Linea

180 10th Avenue, New York, NY