Chef Dan Pepperell’s CV reads like an international restaurant wish list. With names like Tetsuya’s, Attica, Momofuku Ssam Bar, 10 WILLIAM ST., Hubert’s and The Swillhouse Group, you get a sense of what might be in store at Alberto’s Lounge.
This classic trattoria is welcoming and casual, with dark woods, soft lighting and a full bar that provides both great views of the kitchen action and an impressive wine list and selection of cocktails.
Dan Pepperell understands the classics, but he’s not afraid to explore the boundaries and challenge norms – it simply has to taste good. And so his version of caprese salad arrives as a mound of impossibly smooth burrata covering bright, sharp and intensely flavoured tomatoes – simple excellence. And speaking of simplicity, the gnocchi al cacio e pepe is a double lesson in technique and execution. Even if you are slightly ambivalent toward offal, this is the place to try trippa alla Romana (Roman-style tripe) – you simply won’t find a better version.
PSST! Alberto’s Lounge is open for dinner seven days a week, so Monday nights just got a whole lot more exciting.