Perfect Casual Business Lunch at Marta
Marta 29 E 29th St (b/t Madison Ave & S Park Ave) NYC (212) 651-3800
Marta is Danny Meyer‘s new pizza restaurant at Martha Washington Hotel in Flatiron District. The place opened last last Wednesday, September 10th. I’ve gone here for once dinner and twice lunch recently. My dinner with my friend Anthony was perfect but I now think that Marta is my new favorite business lunch spot! My office is a block from Marta and this place has the perfect atmosphere for a daytime, casual business lunch.
I didn’t realize (or maybe I had too many cocktails at my first dinnertime visit), but in the day I clearly noticed that the crowd is made up of very adult business men with suits & neckties. I was shocked at how soon this new place already became so known. I’m sure a big name like Danny Meyer is well known to more than just foodies.
POLPO – Charred Octopus, Purslane, Cherry Tomatoes, Cranberry Beans $14 ♥♥♥1/2
This place has high ceilings and a classy decor. They also offer excellent service. If you compare the dining room area, the action of the kitchen is very casual. There is an all open kitchen where you can see the casually dressed young chefs with baseball hats and tattoos. The main executive chef is Nick Andere
who is also the chef at Malialino
. Check out the cute photo below!
I sat at the open kitchen pizza counter and also a dining room table for both lunch and dinner. One thing I wish for is that the counter seat’s wall was clear glass or no wall at all so people can better see the chefs work. Isn’t that the whole point of sitting at an open kitchen counter? Anyway, I still love sitting here and the chefs are all very nice about answering my questions about pizza. :)
FUNGHI – Fontina, Hen of the Woods, Red Onion, Thyme $17 ♥♥♥1/2
I have had three different kinds of pizza so far. My favorite pizza is CAPRICCIOSA mozzarella, artichokes, prosciutto, olives, egg and I also enjoyed FUNGHI fontina, hen of the woods, chanterelles, red onion, thyme. Their style of pizza is super super thin crust which is my kind of pizza. Yay! I’ve also had 5 different appetizers and Lamb chops. I think the price point is very reasonable for this hyped-up, big name restaurant.
I’ll admit, pizza is not my favorite…..OMG who said such an awful thing?!?! I know. I know, but I always enjoy the first slice and one slice is all I need to know how many ♥ I need to give. I am definitely giving 4 for the pizza at Marta! #Bam
I recommend for you to come here for lunch or dinner any day of the week! You will probably see me here often during lunch hours Monday – Friday.
MACELLAIO – Mozzarella, Soppressata, Sausage, Guanciale $16 ♥♥♥♥
RADICCHIO – Treviso, Quinoa, Peaches, Almonds, Ricotta Salata $12 ♥♥♥
Ps – The Martha Washington Hotel is part of the Chelsea Hotel Group. Did you know this hotel was the first women’s only hotel in NY back in the day?