Restaurant Review: Located in the heart of SoHo, Principe is a seafood-focused restaurant that draws from both local and Italian influences.
From Chef Abram Bissell (The Nomad, Eleven Madison Park, The Modern), the restaurant brings a vibrant and approachable dining destination to the SoHo community. Principe is a place to indulge and have fun, all while enjoying exceptional seafood and seasonal produce. Join us as we do another restaurant review and recount our delicious evening at Principe, where fresh flavors and a lively atmosphere await.
Location: 450 West Broadway, New York 10012
The Vibes at Principe?
As we stepped into Principe, we couldn’t help but feel like we had discovered the hottest new spot in town. The restaurant’s cool, modern, and stylish decor created an energetic ambiance, setting the stage for a truly memorable evening. The raw bar in the front proudly showcased the restaurant’s dedication to seafood, and the buzzing atmosphere made it an ideal choice for a special date night or a gathering with friends. Principe was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, adding a touch of excitement and sophistication to any occasion.
We began our evening with a few cocktails that they are known for. The Aperol margarita was something you don’t find everywhere and definitely was a perfectly refreshing drink for the summer. To start we had the Marinated Tuna with Blood Orange & Daikon and Snow Crab Claws with Mustard Greens, a refreshing and vibrant starter that set the tone for the evening. The starters’ portions were small but perfect for sharing, allowing us to sample something unique and special.
Soon after, the restaurant’s renowned bread arrived, accompanied by delectable sheep milk butter. Warm, crispy, and perfectly salted, it was an instant hit.
The main courses took the spotlight, and each dish was a star in its own right. Then came the mains. The Rock Shrimp Mafaldine with Sugo Bianco stole the show. The pasta was immersed in a rich, buttery sugo that tempted us to lick the plate clean. The Olive Crusted Branzino with Green Olive & Parsley was equally divine, with its special crust adding an extra layer of flavor to the perfectly cooked fish. To complement the meal, we enjoyed a side of fries and aioli, a satisfying and tasty addition.
The Finishing Touch
The dessert selection at Principe was nothing short of enchanting. The Vanilla Ice Cream with Olive Oil and Black Pepper was a delightful surprise, blending sweet and savory notes into a harmonious symphony of flavors.
To Summarize Principe
Principe is not just a restaurant; it’s an experience. The enticing seafood dishes, influenced by local and Italian flavors, take you on a journey of culinary delight. The chic and lively ambiance enhances the overall experience, making Principe the perfect destination for a memorable dining experience with friends, family, or that special someone. If you’re seeking an extraordinary seafood soiree in the heart of SoHo, Principe is the place to be. We wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking to indulge in fresh and special flavors while having an absolute blast. Bon appétit!