Demands for both a casual grazing and drinking experience alongside a more formal tasting menu can be met at Italienne, a new Flatiron restaurant combining two distinct types of dining experiences into one.

Up front, a casual taverna serving finger foods like salumi and cheese, along with rustic and simple dishes like Casoncelli Bergamaschi, a pasta stuffed with roasted meat in a pancetta and sage sauce. Cichetti (aperitivo or tapas-like) must be ordered by the full table ($25pp), which will stocked with things like fried potatoes, tartare and mussels.

Executive Chef Jared Sippel and General Manager James King aim for a pan-Mediterranean palate—despite the restaurant's name, this isn't exclusively Italian fare. A meal in the more formal back dining room ($98pp) might include Spanish Octopus or Carne Cruda, followed by a homemade pasta such as Triangoli Verdi with guinea hen or Garganelli with sweetbreads, speck and romanesco, nature's edible fractal. Protein options include a Fazio Duck Tagliata with huckleberry jus and a Fish Farm Poularde with green cabbage and cipollini onions.

19 West 24th Street, (212) 600-5139; italiennenyc.com

Italienne Taverna Menu by Nell Casey on Scribd

Italienne Dining Room Menu by Nell Casey on Scribd