|Sweet potato raviolis|
|Cured Meats Plate|
The crostinis are also a good touch, especially the cremini mushroom and truffle oil ($4). It has just enough truffle oil without being overpowering and some parmesan on top for balance. The crostinis are also nicely crunchy. The homemade ricotta with speck ($4.50) was also good, though not quite as complex as the mushrooms.
Another notable appetizer is the shaved brussels sprouts with lemon & castelrosso (a creamy Italian cheese) ($9). Brussels sprouts continue to be all the rage and this dish is an interesting variety. The sprouts are raw and crisp, though I felt they could use more acid.
From here, a meal could go in many different directions. However, a meal shouldn't miss one
457 has long been a neighborhood gem, and with the Franks entering Manhattan it's good to see that this location retains its charm and solid food with decent prices. Nothing is over $20 -- though each course can add up and dinner with one drink can be around $40. The soft lighting and exposed brick walls makes 457 good for dates -- or double dates!
Frankies Sputino 457
457 Court Street
Brooklyn NY 11231
(718) 403-0033 (No reservations)
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