Featuring dynamic Italian cuisine in a sensual atmosphere, the most exciting new restaurant on the East Side is bar.vetro. Meaning "glass” in Italian, vetro refers to the muted green, transparent glass sheet that dominates the bar area, as if floating. The intimate dining room, decorated in cool grays and suffused with warm lavender light, is the perfect compliment to the innovative menu, which features small plates known as "assagi” throughout Italy, served in curved, interlocking dishes, ideal for sharing with the table or sampling as a tasting dinner. In addition to their small plates bar.vetro also offers a wide variety of salads, pasta, chicken, fish and veal dishes.

Equally wonderful as an after-work drinks destination or as an all-night stop for dinner and a chance to experience its excellent, moderately priced wine selection, bar.vetro also features an outdoor seating area in a sunken garden just outside its front doors. Enjoy one of the house cocktails such as bar.vetro's "Fragolina" (a vodka martini made with fresh strawberries) or one of 20 wines be the glass poured from your personal quartino.