Dine Out : Maialino


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

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dimitri said...

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

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

Stacey said...

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

Lisa said...

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yiqin; said...

this looks like a really nice place.

Halle said...

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

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

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Marissa said...

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.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

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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The Dainty Dolls House said...

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

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

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! :)

Grace said...

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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Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

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

Lauren said...

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

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Melody said...

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

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Christel @ Captivated by image said...

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.

jeanine said...

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.

Deborah Piana Agostinetti said...

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

Jayme and Mendi said...

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.

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Sam said...

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

Heather said...

I love that the name means piglet :)

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Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

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

Jackie {York Avenue} said...

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!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

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

NaNa said...

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

akiko said...

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
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Bravoe Runway said...

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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amy said...

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

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Mary said...

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

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trishie said...

The food looks so fresh and yummy!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

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

xo Mary Jo

Diva In Me said...

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

classiq said...

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

aki! said...

This look so fancy! You have great composition.

Gillie said...

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

Marie Martell said...

looks soo yummy! Have to get there.

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hope in high heels said...

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!

Chessa! said...

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.