Actor Chazz Palminteri in partnership with the owners of Empire Steak House opened Chazz Palminteri Italian Restaurant in midtown Manhattan. A year later, he brought his play-turned-movie, A Bronx Tale to Broadway and has since decided to bring his namesake restaurant to the ‘bright white way’ too! The new location at the Cambria Hotel (46th Street) allows theatergoers to pair a showing of A Bronx Tale with a ‘taste of the story,’ a great lunch, dinner and brunch spot with access to almost every subway line and an excellent respite from the hustle and bustle of 46th Street. The new and improved location is not only accessible for New Yorkers and better suited for Chazz’s connection to the entertainment world, it also has outdoor spaces (20 seats in the front and 25 in the back), a bar and lounge with seven tables and nine bar seats, and the main dining room around 100 seats. Chazz’s design team has created a dining room and lounge that capture the nostalgic feel associated with homestyle Italian cuisine.
Menus remain largely the same, with classic Italian dishes such as Grilled Calamari, Pappardelle with Ragu, Linguini alla Vongole and Vitello Tre Funghi but the restaurant has a brand-new bar menu to fit the expanded lounge area along with two new dishes and drinks in the main dining room. The new dishes include a classic plate of Spaghetti and Meatballs and Tagliatelle con Quattro Formaggi. A large bottle wine list focuses on Italian selections and the beverage list offers local craft beers and cocktails made with Palminteri's own BIVI vodka, - the first Sicilian vodka. Newcomers to the cocktail list include a Broadway Martini and The West Side, Chazz’s take on the classic Manhattan. The restaurant also offers a private party area for you to host your next social event with a dedicated staff by your side.