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Dine Out : Maialino

February 8, 2012

We had been wanting to dine at Maialino for awhile now so Restaurant Week seemed as good a time as any. For those unfamiliar, NYC Restaurant Week which occurs biannually in early Winter/Summer, offers an experience at some of the city's finest restaurants for a fraction of the usual cost. A three course prix fixe lunch is offered at $24.07 while dinner can be had for $35.00. We booked lunch at Maialino. The self-billed Roman style trattoria is located in the Gramercy Park Hotel. The entrance off the hotel lobby leads into a busy coffee/wine bar area through an open pass bread station onto the spacious dining room. The decor has a rustic homey feel and if you're lucky to be seated by the window you're treated to a view of Gramercy Park. Some restaurants put up a rather limited RW menu but Maialino offered two menus at $24.07 and $35.00. We opted to each order from one for a variety of options. The food was both hearty and delicious. We enjoyed all our courses enough that I would come here even if it wasn't Restaurant Week. If you go, the pastas are a must. And Maialino means "piglet" in Italian in case you were wondering. 

Maialino
2 Lexington Avenue (Gramercy Park Hotel at 21st Street)
New York City
212.777.2410

parma & buffalo mozzarella
artichoke mousse on toasted fione
braised lamb, black olives, spinach
spicy tomato & guanciale
chocolate cake & zabaglione
chocolate custard & poached pears
the lobby of the gramercy hotel just cause it's so cool

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45 comments on "Dine Out : Maialino"
  1. u have a really good pictures!
    i would love to go to ny!

    i am folllowing u, if you like my blog, follow me back

    see u soon in "KS"

    xoxo

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  2. I love New yok, it's a beautiful city.
    The food looks so delicious.
    Nice photos, thanks for sharing.
    xx

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  3. that hotel is so beautiful
    and it seems like a restaurant worth visiting

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  4. I hope I get to drop by this place if I ever go to New York. All of the dishes you had look delicious!

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  5. this looks like a really nice place.

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  6. wow that place looks great! Thanks for your comment.

    Make sure to follow along if you like!

    Best Wishes from,
    classicglamblog.blogspot.com

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  7. Artichoke mousse? The prosciutto? Wow I'm hungry!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  8. These are some incredible food shots, and it all looks delicious! So many places just turn out crap during Restaurant Week, so this place must be truly incredible.

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  9. I love Maialino! I first went the first month they opened and honestly didn't love it but I decided to give it another shot a while later and ended up loving it. They definitely worked out the kinks. Often I'll have a drink on over at the Rose Bar and then walk on over. A few times I've even been able to eat at the bar without a reservation. Love those lucky days :) xoxo

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  10. cute!!!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  11. Looks like a great place, love the lobby!! Now I'm hungry :) x

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  12. Wow, the food looks amazing! I love Restaurant Week, though I've never been in NYC when it was happening. So many delicious places to eat in New York...I'll have to add Maialino to the list now! :)

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  13. wow. so delicious looking! I want to go back to NYC! it's barely 8AM here and I already want some prosciutto and chocolate cake...

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  14. WOW YUM!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm glad I found you and am your newest follower!

    Thanks for all of your recent comments! I love to hear from you!

    xoxo
    http://eloquentenglish1.blogspot.com/

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  15. Great pictures and lovely food!! I would love to taste that chocolate cake, yum!

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  16. Yum, yum, yum!!! Everything looks delicious. I also love the pictures that you took.

    MyersMaison.blogspot.com

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  17. This looks fun! The food looks amazing. :) Thank you for the lovely comment. Yes, let's definitely follow each other.

    teaandbubbly.blogspot.com

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  18. The food looks delicious and I also very much love the lobby of the grammercy hotel. Should remember that for a future NY visit. But off to Paris first;)
    Glad you had such a great lunch there. We have similar dinner weeks here in Holland.

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  19. I love the lobby of the Gramercy Hotel as well. That chocolate cake looks really good. I've thought about participating in restaurant week in Boston but I haven't yet.

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  20. I love this restaurant Maialino! And the hotel it's so cool!

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  21. The food looks delicious!! Thanks for featuring this restaurant! That way we get to see NYC restaurant week even though we don't live in NY.

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  22. Restaurant week sounds fantastic, wish we had something like that here. You picked an exceptional place, the food looks divine.

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  23. I love that the name means piglet :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  24. hi! I've just discovered your blog and I love it! Very inspiring and full of beautiful things.
    kisses from Barcelona!

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  25. This is making me really hungry. Not a good time seeing that it's nearly 10.30pm and I'm trying to be good!

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  26. This looks so fabulous! I've never been to the Gramercy Hotel but now I really want to try this place out. Ohhh that chocolate cake...I'm drooling!

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  27. Yummy! Love the way those desserts are out on display. I can almost smell them now!! :)

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  28. Wow love the design of the lobby. And the food.... omg i'm drooling even looking at the photos! Everything looks so delicious.

    ♥ from the NaNa girls x

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  29. All looks so yum!! The photos are so beautiful and makes me want to go there right now.. I love your blog and am your new follower! It'd be great if you do the same :) xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  30. Love it all. http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  31. This place looks amazing! We have restaurant week coming up in 2 weeks, and ours is only once a year! I am looking forward to dining out with some friends :)

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  32. Love it all. http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  33. My mouth is watering.. drool..drool.
    Everything looks absolutely delicious!

    sending you happy spells

    amyflyingakite.com

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  34. Wished we has a restaurant week here as well! love the food pics

    Mary
    simplybeautifulyou.blogspot.com

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  35. The food looks so fresh and yummy!

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  36. This looks delicious--the photos are making my mouth water! I'm bookmarking this for my next trip to nyc!

    xo Mary Jo

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  37. The food looks absolutely yummy! Especially Torta di Ciocolatta.. I'm getting hungry here by just looking at your food pictures =)

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  38. Haven't heard of the Restaurant Week. That's a nice initiative. The hotel lobby looks beautiful and I have the feeling the restaurant is very inviting and worth the visit. :)
    Ada

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  39. This look so fancy! You have great composition.

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  40. That looks so great, this is a fabulous review. I'm always looking for great restaurants in New york, I'm definitely going to have to check it out!

    xo Gillie

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  41. looks soo yummy! Have to get there.

    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

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  42. It looks fabulous, I'm adding it to my list of restaurants to try! I didn't know about restaurant week - what an awesome idea - am looking forward to the next one!

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  43. we ate here a few times and never had a bad meal. the last time we went was back in october for my husband's birthday dinner (well, one of them) and the food was so amazing but so rich that I felt like I couldn't really eat for days. I was SO full. it was worth it though.

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