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Posted by Anonymous on 07/28/2005
...but when *everything* is drowned in it, the flavor gets a tad overwhelming. That said, the snapper was well flavored (if overdone by a minute or so) and comes with a nice, mild salsa-esque, slightly buttery sauce. The steak is quite well prepared--as it is at most upscale midtown locations. Kentucky hot browns are a good, slightly lighter version of the original. The homemade potato chips were hands-down the best part of the meal--perhaps the best chips I've ever had--and comes with a pleasantly vivacious blue-cheese dip. Slender, young asparagus would be even better if the heavy sauce didn't obscure, rather than complement, the delicate asparagus flavor. And coming full circle, back to the beginning, with full knowledge of what's to come, a simple mesclun salad is an ideal way to shield your tummy fro mthe full impact of grease. The stuffed squash blossom appetizer was also tasty, but not as tasty as down south where you eat them off a paper plate straight out of the deepfryer. Time on a cold, white plate can only do them harm. Next time I go, I plan to make a full meal of the salad and a big bowl of homemade chips or two.
Posted by Tina on 07/23/2005
I took my mother for lunch at Bobby Flay's newest addition for her birthday on July 22nd. Our first impression - just walking in - was a good one - the hostess (there were 3) were personable and professional. We decided to have a drink at the bar before lunch. There were 2 bartenders and only one knew how to make a drink - we had the apprentice (is a Bourbon Old Fashioned really that hard?). It wouldn't have been so bad, but he couldn't even crack a smile -and put the A in Attitude. And you would think Mr. Flay would put out olives or something (for $12 a drink it wouldn't kill him). We had a bevy of waiters for lunch (I think 4 in total). Very nice, no attitude. The best part of the meal - the fries - the snapper tacos were fresh - nothing special - the burger was a burger - little more medium than I had asked. We order a bottle of wine - my first 2 choices were not availabe.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/20/2005
Bobby Flay has struck gold again! Started with a gooseberry cocktail (very heavily poured - let it water down a bit for the best taste) and three apps. The shellfish appetizer tasting - of which all three were very, very good - the crab was outstanding! Followed with the artisanal ham tasting, which was displayed well and tasted good, but lacked a description from our waitress when it was delivered to our table - it was hard to tell if the three hams were different or not. Last app - Crawfish & Dungeness Crab Griddle Cake - was OK, but not phenomenal. For an entree we split the Skate served w/hominy cake side. The combo was wonderful - Skate was succulent and a bit spicy while the hominy balanced the spiciness. Based on other reviews - the ?clairs were a must for dessert and definitely delivered. It's true - they are a must have. The atmosphere was annoying as we were seated near the bar (very loud), which seemed to be the only place for tables for two. Also would have been better if they served the three apps at the varied times given that we were at a very small table for two. The waitress indicated the kitchen is very particular about serving the food.
Posted by chefluci on 07/13/2005
Everything was excellent. For dessert we shared the whiskey eclairs, it came with a caramel bourbon sauce that I just wanted to drink straight. Don't leave this restaurant without having this dessert.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/11/2005
The side dishes and main courses came out at completely different times.
Posted by Kris on 06/02/2005
While the meal was good - it wasn't extra-ordinary. Especially if you are a foodie. The waiter was nice tho' a bit too chatty - he asked if we were seeing a show (yes), then he kept talking to us instead of putting in the order. We enjoyed the cocktails and the waiter was knowledgable about wines. The trout salad wasn't great - not much flavor, lacking the smokey taste expected. Enjoyed the onion soup - good comfort food! The duck entree was too salty. The lamb was good though the cut not the most tender but seared to perfection. The sweet potato side was yummy, yummy; the peas unexciting (they are not in season yet!) The trout entree was tasty and enjoyable. The rib-eye was fine but rather boring presentation. The cauliflower side and the fries were a big hit. No time for dessert - Regret I didn't get the seafood "flight", wish the waiter had recommended it!
Posted by MK on 05/25/2005
Didn't know what to expect, since the restaurant is new. We had dinner on May 23rd. The service was excellent. The food was great - the raw bar sampler was awesome. The cornbread was absolutely the best I've eaten. Vidalia onion soup, corn with chile's and griddled mushrooms were great. I can still taste the lemon brulee - wonderful, as was the carrot pineapple cake. This is definitely on my list nest time I visit NYC.