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Faustina only gets better…

Last night I had another fantastic dinner at Faustina – Scott Conant’s new restaurant in the Cooper Square Hotel. I was with my husband, my Italian in-laws and another couple of friends. My in-laws are in town for a week from Milan, and we have been wining and dining them all over the city, but Faustina definitely stands out as one of the best dinners – service, food, and experience.

The service was impeccable and the atmosphere was very comfortable. Regardless of the distance to the bathrooms (which seems to be most critics’ complaint) I think that we couldn’t have asked for a better evening to introduce our family to our friends. We were able to order about 2 to 3 dishes per person plus the amazing bread and feel completely satisfied yet not heavy. Everything was the perfect portion and it was all very reasonably priced for the quality of the ingredients.

I am happy to add Faustina to my list of favorite restaurants in the city – keep ’em coming Scott. Let those critics struggle with the walk to the bathroom – they could probably use the exercise after all of their restaurant reviews!

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Faustina @ the Cooper Hotel

If you’ve been to Scarpetta and tried Scott Conant’s food, you’re going to want to try his new restaurant opening next week in the Cooper Square HotelFaustina!

Promised to have the same modern and simple ambiance and (more importantly) the  same delicious Italian dishes as Scott’s other restaurants. Faustina is named after the Roman empress whose monument is the only building inside the Roman Forum dedicated to a woman. The restaurant reflects chef Scott Conant’s simple, soulful approach to Italian cuisine coupled with his knack for pairing the casual with the refined.

They’re already accepting reservations on OpenTable – but expect to be angled more toward the 6:30 or 9:30 time slots. It’s Scott Conant…what do you expect?!?!?

I’ll be trying Faustina with my husband – Scarpetta is his favorite Italian restaurant in NYC – which is not an easy accomplishment…

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