Looking for a sure bet for lunch or dinner in Midtown Manhattan? Head to Vitae, a modern American restaurant that strives to provide excellent service. The tastes are pleasing to traditionalists and those who enjoying experimenting with new flavor combinations. Diners rave about the complimentary duck fat rolls that start the meal. Although you can order a prix fixe tasting, many recommend choosing your own dish from the a la cart portion of the menu. Start with the pear salad made with a Greek yogurt dressing. The sea diver scallops in a Thai curry sauce are a recommended entree, as are the black Maltagliati with lamb sausage and the lobster pappardelle.
The bar specializes in inventive cocktails (try the "On to Oaxaca" with Mezcal, chartreuse, and lemon). If you need a simple bite to eat or an after-work snack, the bar menu offers everyday favorites, including mini pulled pork tacos and veal and ricotta meatball sliders. Not only will Vitae appeal to your taste buds, but mid century modern decor, including mirrored walls, give you eyes a treat too.