My husband and I went to Corduroy for lunch today and enjoyed it quite a bit. It does not seem as if you have an option - we were only given a menu with the restaraunt week options, of which there were many.
The atmosphere was quite boring and I couldn't shake the feeling that I should be waiting for someone, but the food was good.
For the first course, I had the Filipino spring rolls, and my husband had the warm goat cheese with potato crisps (or something like that). The goat cheese was very good; it was subtle and smooth, which was a great contrast to the crispy potatoes. I loved the filipino spring rolls - they had a nice spicy sauce and were quite good, just slightly greasy. They were rolled very thin, but surprisingly long (about 10 inches, I would guess).
The entrees were also good. I had the grouper on a potato pattie with sesame, which was very nice. My husband had the Manhatten steak (the table next to us suggested that there must be free range cows in central park) and frites. It was delicious.
Dessert was not the hightlight. I ordered the creme brulee for dessert, and it was not impressive at all. My husband got the chocolate hazelnut bars, which he enjoyed a lot (I thought they were good, but not being a big chocolate fan, they were not my favorite).
The service was good, in general, but there were several flaws. I am unsure about what was going on exactly, but it seems as though our table and the table next to us must have been switched in the computer or something. Everything they brought out for either table was first put on the wrong one. It was annoying, but slightly amusing after a while. That might have accounted for the other problem - after being teased with the neighbor's entree, it took over 45 minutes to receive our appetizer. The waiter did come by after about 30 to tell us that there had been a mix up and he apologized. Other than the obvious mistakes the service was very good.
It was a very pleasant, but very long, meal.
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