Montefiore is a very pretty place, evoking a trendy, Parisian brasserie, with the musical atmosphere and waiters to match, and an extensive wine list. The starters are original with a touch of fantasy befitting the place: hence, kohlrabi adds a bit of crunch to the tuna carpaccio, while Jerusalem artichokes liven up the gnocchi. The sea bass goes rustic with Brussel sprouts, while the lamb teams up with a mofleta. The desserts oscillate from classical to original including a face-off between lemon pie and panacota with matcha tea and black sesame. Featuring simple but very well executed dishes, this lovely place would gain from limiting the Italian dishes in its repertory in favor of focusing on its Asian side, which it does very well.