Our first dinner at Riverpark, about a month-and-a-half ago, was an experience that yielded tremendous promise for the restaurant with very good food, but also with spotty-at-times opening month jittery service. Our dinner last night fulfilled the then promising promise. Service was polished and very efficient, not stuffy, and with just the right amount of being casual and certainly very cordial. This time, we wanted to try the lower cost bar menu and we were glad that we did. My Caesar salad was beyond any regular bar salad that I’ve had anywhere, as it was enhanced by pieces of anchovies that appeared to be swimming in a body of fresh greens with just the perfect amount of dressing. My entrée was the good steak frites, with both my dining companion, my wife and wife’s nephew, being as satisfied as I was, as they happily chowed on the generous amount of the accompanying delicious fries.
I also had tastes of the excellent clam bruschetta appetizer, as well as the fried chicken dish that I would say to be, at the very least, above average,
Our bottle of a good 2009 Beaujolais was served with the right stemware and was served at the appropriate cool temperature.
We’re definitely looking forward to going back.
450 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016