2nd time here. first time a wonderful dinner for 4, today lunch for two ladies who lunch. perfection. special appetizer, zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta , as perfect as the ones we had at our dinner. flowers are hothouse variety and you can only stuff zucchini flowers right from the garden. i know. i stuff our own and believe me these were wonderful. menu does not mention the prosciutto di parma upon which they recline with a mesclun""pillow"" sorry i spoiled the surprise. pasta perfect, pizzocheri, a homemade buckwheat pasta enveloped in light sauce of baby artichokes and highest quality shrimp. we ordered desert to share, tiramisu, but were surprised and delighted that the chef had offered us a freebie, his cheesecake on a bed of raspberry coulis with fresh perfect raspberries adorning the plate. wine by the glass was fine, but i leave connaiseurship to my husband. my friend's asparagus gratinee, emerald green and perfectly peeled were what asparagus should be. her dish of lamb loin arrived as she had requested, medium rare and wonderful for carnivores. if you don't go here for lunch or dinner, you're missing a wonderful time. oh, btw, if you want a reasonable and good haircut, jean louis david has a shop on park avenue south and 23rd. oh and the subway, N and R are close by.