15 W. 56th St.bet. 5th & 6th Aves.
Manhattan, NY 10019
Excellent, creative food. Simple dishes like the ham plates and steamed pork buns alone make eating here a must. Service is casual, efficient, and cool without trying too hard. Recently opened Milk Bar is the icing on the cake (yeah I said it). The cake can't be described properly, you just have to see it, and eat a lot of it.
DIsagree with the pricing complaints.. Perhaps these are people who are used to steak and a baked potato. Very cool, relaxing atmosphere, with good service. Food was inconsistent. Truffled chestnut soup, arugula salad with persimmons, and pork belly with apple were great. The rest of our dishes were either too heavy, or too unfocused. Olive cake with grapefruit curd was an amazing dessert. All in all, it's worth a visit, but not perfect.
640 N. Broad St.Wallace St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Sharp, well presented rustic Italian food, with great service, and a very pleasant atmosphere -- beautiful wood, much of which is refurbished antique. It feels genuinely "home away from home." The only flaw being odd music. Sommelier helped us make an excellent choice, and the after dinner menu of desserts/drinks was perfect. Highlights were cured pork with arugula, guinea fowl & hazelnut tortellini, and sweet polenta with gianduja.
Good, but I had gone to Momofuko Ssam bar before, and this seemed like some sort of doppelganger. I had a great experience here, though, and would go back for the low-priced, creative food. Quail shooters? You can't possibly know what you've actually ordered, but they are surprisingly delicious. I recommend a visit.