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Commerce for Dinner on Sat night - Review


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Commerce for Dinner on Sat night - Review

princeofpork | | Oct 19, 2009 01:09 PM

Had a 9PMm reservation on Sat night. What a great little street this place is on. Such a suburb feeling. We waited untill 9:45 to be seated and spent the 45 min waiting in a very crowded bar area. This is not how I wanted to start my night and was not in a good mood when we finally sat down. Thanksfully the waitress was very friendly and put us all at ease. We started with the Hamaci Cerviche and the Pumpkin Totellini. The Hamachi was outstanding. Nice size portion with great flavors some of the best cerviche I have ever had. The pumpkin totilini were also excellent with a delicious sweet flavor to the pumpkin filling.For entrees 2 of us had the Crispy Braised Lamb. This was not what I expected. It seems they brasied the lamb, pulled it all from the bone molded it into a square and pan fried it to make it crispy. Now when it was served I was not thrilled. I was really hoping for a braised lamb shank type dish. However, this was a great preparation. The lamb was the consistency of pulled pork and the outside was nice and crispy. It had really great lamb flavor. The other 2 dishes were the pork shnitzel and the short ribs. Both dishes were very well revceived and I owuld have been happy with either. For dessert we have some chocolate "birthday" cake which was a special not on the menu.
All in all this was a great dining experience dispite the 45 min wait for the table. I would definitely go back again. The porterhouse for 2 and the berkshire prok chops for 2 looked awesome when they passed by.

50 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014

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