The Mediterranean-focused fifth act from restaurateur Justin Cucci and team seems to sit on top of the world. 360 views, killer decor, and a creative food and drink menu draw in the crowds.
The tapas menu features meat-centric dishes like Shawarma Lamb Ribs (with a really great pickled mango amba) and the meatball-esque Chicken Kofta. The Matzah Ball Soup Dumplings are particularly interesting, and bigger appetites will appreciate the trio of paellas on the menu (seafood, vegetarian and rabbit/sausage).
“At the end of the day we want (the food) to be craveable and full of flavor,” Cucci said.
Desserts were also pleasantly surprising. I’m not a flan fan, but El Five’s — closer to a crème caramel — was a sweet, creamy little mound of goodness that I could eat all day.
Warning for when you inevitably try to find this place: It’s perched high up in the building behind Sushi Ronin. It’s kind of confusing, but Cucci’s got mega fans, so I’m sure people will make the effort.