>> Monday, July 01, 2013
We'd heard great things about it, and the location intrigued us.
Plus, we were starving. It was 10:30PM after all (how do New Yorkers eat so late?).
We decided to try and order from every section of the menu, hitting each one (Market Table, Appetizers, Pastas, Main Course) with the exception of Whole Wheat Pizza, which we thought would make us too full.
We began with the Roasted Kabocha Squash Toast which came with fresh homemade ricotta and apple cider vinegar ($12). It was actually quite filling, and I wondered whether I should have eaten that and the bread.
Wow, that's definitely saying something.
All in all, the food was all good, though none of it blew us away. I walked away a bit underwhelmed, especially considering how popular this place is (and how difficult it is to reserve!).
Sure, some of the dishes (like the fried chicken and the sundae), were excellent and probably worth a return trip. And the locavore focus is nice as well. You won't go wrong coming here.
However, I think there are many equally great (if not better) places to dine - both in New York and in Boston. It's most certainly enjoyable, though perhaps not quite worth the $80 round trip cab ride from the airport.
35 E 18th St
New York, NY 10003