I dropped in for dinner last night. The place was packed but I managed to get a seat at the bar which serves the full menu.
They start you off with a delicious warm loaf of corn bread served with whipped butter. My appetizer was a smoked lamb link with red quinoa, local yogurt, and minty slivers of cucumber and red onion. Great balance of flavors. My entree was a terrific pecan duck with celery and organic dirty rice. Dessert was apple rhubarb pie with poached rhubarb and frozen yogurt. The crunchy streusel was nice touch and the dish was lighter than I expected.
It's great to have Andrew Carmellini interpreting American food with his own creative twist. The room was handsome and had a great vibe. The kitchen was a bit slow but the friendly service more than made up for that. The other diners were having raw oysters, fried oyster sliders, fried chicken, and several other dishes that I plan to try on my next visit.
131 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012
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