Inside Mountain Bird, Harlem's Latest Hot SpotBy Billy Lyons | January 21, 2014 By Billy Lyons | January 21, 2014
Though the fall's restaurant opening schedule was dominated by high-end spots like Villard Michel Richard, one new low-key kitchen, Mountain Bird, is starting to pick up some strong word-of-mouth online. We decided that all of that talk was making us hungry and a trip up to Harlem was in order. Chef Kenichi Tajima's quaint dining room has found some ingenious ways to serve up various types of poultry - special dishes include duck gizzard and heart, chicken wing lollipops, chicken schnitzel and a turkey leg goulash. The 19-seat Harlem restaurant is the first for the chef, who's worked under French legends like François Payard and also attended Tokyo's famed Tsuji cooking school. For a photo tour as well as a few tips on what to expect from our recent trip, check out the slideshow below.
231 W 145 St; 212-281-5752