Felice, the Italian restaurants and wine bars, will be opening in the West Village on July 21st. Located at 615 Hudson Street, Felice on Hudson will serve classic, rustic, Tuscan-inspired cuisine, as well as feature an extensive Italian focused wine and cocktail menu, inclusive of organic and orange wines as well as “zero proof” cocktail offerings.
“We are thrilled to open our doors in this special and historic community in New York,” said partner and COO Jacopo Giustiniani in a statement.
Exclusive to this location, a Crostone menu will be featured at both the bar and the main dining room, including items such as Crostone alla Ventresca di Tonno – toasted bread with ventresca tuna, white beans, bottarga, red onion- and Costone di Granchio in Salsa Rosa – toasted bread with Peekytoe crab and traditional Italian cocktail sauce. Several new pasta dishes will also be served, including Agnolotti con Panna, Piselli e Prosciutto – ricotta filled agnolotti with cream, peas, traditionally cured Tuscan prosciutto and Parmigiano-Reggiano, as well as Spaghetti alla Puttanesca di Tonno – spaghetti pasta with Ahi tuna crudo, Castelvetrano olives, capers and toasted breadcrumbs. Felice on Hudson will also feature a curated selection of starters and entrées, such as Polo Fritto – yogurt and buttermilk marinated crispy chicken with grilled lemon, arugula and tomato salad and spicy caper aioli. Culinary Director Iacopo Falai describes the menu as “one that begins in the hills of the Tuscan countryside and ends at the sea.”
The front of the restaurant has a curved wooden bar which features bar height seating, as well as a drink rail along the window with additional bar seating. Vintage pendant lighting illuminates the travertine bar top, while antique sconces line the walls into the dining room. The back dining area features an intimate dining room that has velvet banquets lining the perimeter of the room and a skylight that drenches diners with natural light. As a nod to the history of the neighborhood and this landmarked building, designer Sam Tannehill maintained the exposed brick and fireplaces, while combining limewashed walls along with walnut wood flooring and accents to interpret Felice’s rustic Tuscan aesthetic.
Felice on Hudson will be open seven days a week; the kitchen will be open late on weekends; brunch and delivery will be offered shortly after opening.