Popular with the A-list set, Casa Cruz is an upscale Argentinean restaurant known for its clubby atmosphere, lively bar scene, and contemporary cuisine. Located in trendy Palermo Soho, the restaurant is marked only by a set of imposing, 16-foot brass doors. Inside, the oval bar is topped with fresh flower arrangements, while the candlelit dining room is furnished with leopard-print carpet, bright red banquettes, and a floor-to-ceiling, glass-walled wine cellar holding 250 regional labels. Created by renowned chef Germán Martitegui, dishes may include foie gras crème brûlée with caramelized mango, followed by Argentinean veal tenderloin with green pepper sauce.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.