I was in a bit of a rush yesterday as I needed to get to my weekly Posse scholarship meeting and the MTA wasn’t exactly running smoothly. The place the meeting is held is on 14 Wall Street and I needed something quick, like take-out. My two options were Les Halles (15 John Street) or Cipriani Wall Street (55 Wall Street). Being that the Cipriani was about a block away I chose that. The Cipriani Wall Street is on the 2nd floor of Cipriani 55 which is a members only club, kind of like the Soho House in the Meatpacking District. Its rather awkward having to take an elevator up to the restaurant and you do feel like you’re eating at a hotel. When I reached the Cipriani, the restaurant looked very elegant especially with the dark wood bookcases and opulent chandeliers. But the restaurant is very small and the bar area is a bit gloomy and dark. Though in the spring and summer the Cipriani Wall Street boasts great outdoor seating overlooking Wall Street which is a plus! I ordered the Tagliardi with Veal Ragu and a coke. The Tagliardi was $22.95 (I don’t know why the Cipriani doesn’t round to the nearest dollar, trust me if we’re paying $23 for a plate of pasta we’re not missing that extra 5 cents) and the coke was $6, which I found to be absurd as I don’t even think Nello charges $6 for a coke. But none the less the Tagliardi was fantastic, the pasta was cooked well and the ragu was light and added the right amount of flavor. Though I don’t think I’d ever dine in at the Cipriani Wall Street as its more for members of Cipriani 55 and the workers on Wall Street, I would order take-out from them if I were in a rush though I’d stick to buying my drink at a corner store!