Eataly has opened a new roof top bar and restaurant in Manhattan on the 14th floor of Eataly at 200 5th Avenue in the Flatiron district. Sabbia (“sand” in Italian) is Eataly’s new pop-up restaurant and is sure to be a hit. Eataly is the amazing gourmet Italian marketplace and eatery that is part owned by Chef Mario Batali and Joe and Lydia Bastianich. I had the opportunity to attend a press only launch party for this new hip restaurant.
The theme of Sabbia is the beach and seaside resorts of the Italian coastline. The rooftop bar and restaurant with its retractable glass roof creates an environment in which you are no longer in Manhattan, but rather you are at a hip seaside resort in sunny Italy. The decor features, cabanas, beach chairs, palm trees, vintage travel posters, and more. The atmosphere is casual and laid back as if you were on vacation.
The menu consists of healthy, easy to eat “coastal” foods from both land and sea. During the preview we were able to sample calamari, shrimp, scallops, and chicken as well as other dishes. Eataly is also partnered with Island Creek Oysters of Massachusetts which has set up an oyster bar in a small boat right in the restaurant.
There is also a full bar which specializes in 12 unique and fresh cocktails , as well as a selection of wines and beers. Some of the cocktails that are available are “Hoppy Hour”, “Sorrento Spritz” and many more.
Sabbia opens Friday April 29th and will be open through October. Don’t miss out on this special coastal Italian experience on a rooftop in the heart of Manhattan. So grab your sunglasses and sandals and get ready for summer.
Sabbia (at Eataly)
200 5th Avenue New York New York 14th floor
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