Twenty-four years after opening Acquerello, Giancarlo Paterlini and Suzette Gresham have opened their second restaurant.
The industrial-style dining room, with its concrete floors and open kitchen, is awash in grays and floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to the busy corner of Polk and Washington.
The menu is a single list of 12 to 20 dishes, arranged from lightest to heaviest. So, atop of the bill fare are summery dishes like olive-topped blistered shishito peppers and a watermelon gazpacho garnished with lumps of crab meat and salty sea grass. Move deeper into more robust territory and you'll find meaty affairs like a hanger steak and a fried duck sandwich.
I have a reservation for 4... Please join me and explore their menu.
$1 nonrefundable RSVP to join our group. No shows and cancellations made within 24 hours of the event will be recorded as a demerit by our group. Individuals with demerits may be removed from the "Attending" list for future events.