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Vitae is a New York institution that combines the elegance of fine dining with a casual, modern day sensibility. Located in the heart of midtown, the restaurant features a menu of contemporary favorites made more unique at the knife of Chef Edwin Bellanco, a veteran of the top restaurants in gastronomy, including the French Laundry, Gramercy Tavern, Bouley Cru and Danube. Whether a cannelloni, made with lobster, king crab and citrus-lobster emulsion, or seared diver scallops, made all the more surprising by tricolored cauliflower, golden raisins and toasted cashews, Bellanco’s emphasis on combining classic techniques with dashing creativity --pulled pork tacos, anyone? -- has made Vitae a favorite among the most discerning diners in Manhattan. The perfect setting for exquisite cuisine, special occasions, romantic date nights or after work cocktails, Vitae offers an impeccable menu in a design-forward environment that is at once cozy, sexy and sophisticated.