Arugula Bar E Ristorante
The food at Arugula emulates its namesake green––it’s light, healthy, and full of flavor. Executive chef and owner Alec Schuler, a New York native and son of European immigrants, assembles Arugula’s menu with culinary inspiration drawn from his nutrition-based training at Manhattan’s Natural Gourmet Cookery School as well has his many travels throughout the world. Schuler and his staff use natural meats, organic and seasonal produce from local vendors, and sustainably sourced fish and shellfish as the building blocks for their wholesome Italian dishes. Among them are housemade pastas and gnocchi, vegetarian and gluten-free entrees, and, of course, traditional seafood, pork, and beef.
Guests can enjoy Arugula’s full menu Wed. through Sun. at Amaro, the restaurant’s lounge. Flickering candlelight and wooden benches with throw pillows, ottomans, and low tables create an ambiance as laid-back and calm as a recliner shot with a tranquilizer dart. More than 190 wines by the bottle—22 by the glass—10 signature cocktails, and more than a dozen beers fuel Amaro’s lighthearted atmosphere indefinitely.