Crudo Vineria Con Cucina
This Nolita seafood spot specializes in all manner of bright, acidic, cured fish prepped with a Southern Italian bent. A note about the fishies: They're imported from Italy (screw locavore blah blah—they're going all-out legit here), from swordfish to mackerel to tuna. Expect a bevy of citrus and acids to perk up the plates: mint-marinated mackerel with lemon sorbet, orange zest-y swordfish tartare served atop grape carpaccio, tomato salsa–spiked fried cuttlefish. Pastas and larger plates are also available if your appetite veers hearty—we bet the seared tuna steak with fava beans should do the trick. Do those retro-flashy lights on the signage outside look familiar? This used to be the old Umberto's Clam House, and the Crudo peeps have keep the spirit of its original signage while spiffying up the interiors, which are decidedly more aquatic, including a mural of swimming fish.