Open less than a year, Hamilton Heights restaurant L'Argot closed abruptly right before Thanksgiving, but just debuted with a new name, executive chef and menu.
Dishes include pastas such as wild mushroom lasagna and braised short ribs with sautéed spinach and potato chips.
L'Argot co-owner Daniel Schnyder is also behind this eatery but has a new partner: Federico Torres, a wine connoisseur who helped develop the restaurant's full page of craft cocktails and wines by the glass, carafe and bottle.
The exterior has been repainted a robin's egg blue and the long, narrow interior space is now a slightly cozier version of its predecessor, with bottles of wine lining the exposed brick wall.
L'Artista will continue to host live music events–stay tuned.