A lovely boozy ladies' lunch! This place looks a little unpromising and very incognito from the outside but trust the directions. Inside was a beautifully distressed organic looking dining room with an open and airy feel. If I were to quibble, I might suggest the tables be better spaced as one of the waitresses managed to knock my water glass over with her derrière, as she bent over the table next door to serve them. But as I managed to save my glass of red wine, disaster and a major wardrobe incident was averted and the rest of the staff was quick to furnish towels to help me dry my clothes and handbag.
The food however and the service apart from this blip, were excellent. We had struggled to find vegetables in most restaurants we had visited, so we were keen to have the heirloom tomato toast, which was as it should be, with a hint of cheese. The kale salad was nicely dressed though the Serrano chillies might have been more finely sliced, as they were eye-wateringly spicy. But the shaved fluke and the crab toasts were divine and I will be trying to replicate these at home. Our main, which we shared, was the hake. A great recommendation from our waiter. It was perfectly cooked, melting and flakey, with a nicely balanced tomato sauce. We had a side order too of the corn, which proved a dish too far after a hearty breakfast earlier - but was still good.
Our waiter was outstanding, very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and wine.
Would cheerfully return for dinner next time I am in New York.
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