Clowns. Jon Gosselin. Your S.O.’s former (and way less classy) conquests. All things you don’t find so amusing.
And now for something you will.
Amuse — the joint venture between the Diem and Anis restaurant families — brings Euro bohemian elements to the former Allegro space, starting with today’s dinner-only service.
The food is fusion-heavy, mixing simple global tapas with nouveau hits. Brunch (blue snapper crudo with lime, chile, tomato sorbet, and sea salt), lunch (peppered pastrami with pickled cabbage and spicy mustard on dark rye bread), and dinner (lobster spaghettini topped with oregano, chile, bottarga di muggine, and chive flowers) are Twitter worthy.
The atmosphere is Baz Luhrmann-chic: An ample dark wood bar, gold and brown patterned walls, a bicycle wheel wall installation, and columns dressed in decorative belts (yup, belts) balance out the scene.
And nary a bozo in sight.
Amuse Restaurant, 560 Dutch Valley Road, Midtown (404-888-1890).
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Photo: Dana Seith