This place has some great snacks and cocktails at the bar upstairs. They’re becoming well known for their interesting cocktail glassware.
My wife and I tried a bunch of stuff so let me get right to it.
1) Elementary, My Dear
This sweet and easy to sip Japanese whisky drink comes in a glass shaped like a pipe. It’ll go down fast so nurse it a bit.
This cocktail is like an Aperol spritz without the ice, and comes in a blowfish glass.
3) Smoked Rum Old Fashioned
My favorite of the four we tried, this elevates the quality aged rum with a nice smoke aroma.
4) Black Magic Woman
Probably our second favorite, this well balanced and easy to slam cocktail is beautiful
1) Fluke Ceviche
Absolutely awesome. The perfectly seasoned and well balanced flavors make for a refreshing, cool summer snack. A top dish of the year.
2) Paella Croquettes
Warming, comforting, salty and spicy balls contrast with the cechive in this delicious hot snack that will have you drinking your fancy cocktails faster than you anticipated.
3) Tartare Tacos
There’s beef striploin in here but it’s a bit overshadowed by the dressing and accompaniments within the tartare itself. Otherwise tasty. A bit salty though.
4) Fried Chicken
These perfectly fried bone-in nuggets of breast meat come with a jalapeno cream sauce and a drizzle of honey. The flavors balance nicely and this is a great dish, I just wish they used boneless morsels of thigh meat instead.
This burger “intersects” Asian and American cuisines seamlessly with a perfectly seared beef patty that’s nestled in the folds of a warm sesame seed bao bun and covered with a miso cheddar cheese sauce and topped with pickle slices, pickled chili and crispy shallots. Lovely. Another top item of the year.
6) Cheesecake Donut
To be clear, this is a small ring of cheesecake that looks like a donut – not a donut with a cheesecake filling or something like that. It’s light, fruity and tasty. They also sell them downstairs at the coffee counter sans service charge if you want to try this on the go without sitting at the bar.
7) Melon Margarita Kakigori
This flavored ice dish is a hit with the locals passing by. There’s a little booth station beside the bar where you can get them on the fly. It was delicious, and we got ours “spiked” with tequila.
I definitely recommend this place. It’s a no-tip Danny Meyer joint, so expect a little sticker shock. But find comfort in the bill being the final number you see on your credit card (they don’t accept cash).
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412 West 14th St
New York, NY 10014