This Magical Restaurant Is Hiding Behind A Painting In NYC

New York City has a seemingly endless supply of restaurants featuring cuisine from all around the world, and new ones are popping up all the time. Needless to say, this makes for some fierce competition to get a little publicity buzz going. Ironically, one way to make a restaurant stand out from the rest is to hide its entrance. The Big Apple is home to a lot of "secret" establishments tucked away inside other inconspicuous locations: There's a cocktail lounge hidden inside an ice cream parlor (via UES), a burger joint concealed inside a swanky hotel, and even a bar obscured behind a phone booth in a hot dog spot (via Please Don't Tell).

The city's appetite for secret locations doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon, and now there's a restaurant hidden in what looks to be an art gallery. According to Food & Wine, you'll have to head to Greenwich Village if you want to be in on this latest foodie secret. According to the outlet, there's what appears to be a small, art gallery on West 8th filled with abstract paintings by French artist Toma-L. Behind one of those pieces, lies the secret entrance to Frevo.

There's more than just a secret entrance to discover at Frevo

Once you pass the test of finding Fredo's artsy entrance — don't worry, "the gallery" is staffed by someone letting you know that you are, indeed, in the right place — there is a lot more to look forward to, according to Pete Wells of the New York Times. Inside, you'll find a small restaurant with counter seating, but if you're looking for something even more intimate, there's also a chef's table that can be sectioned off by a wraparound curtain, according to Wells. But, the restaurant critic makes the counter sound even dreamier: "sitting at the counter with darkness behind you facing the spotlighted kitchen can feel like attending an extremely elegant campfire."

The food at Frevo is also something worth anticipating. Alika Prakash advises, "be prepared to be transported with your taste buds, too, starting with the welcome glass of Champagne the sommelier pours to perfectly pair with a palate-opening amuse-bouche: for us, an artichoke-stuffed arancini ball kissed with truffle and parmesan" (via Food and Wine). The current menu features a lot of scrumptious-sounding seafood, but guests shouldn't anticipate the exact same menu for every visit. According to Frevo's website, the restaurant offers a tasting menu based on seasonality and sustainable practices. Now, that's an exhibit that has our attention!