Restaurants & Bars

The Harrison

Leslie | Jul 8, 2002 12:49 PM

On this gloriously dead 4th of July weekend in Manhattan, I finally went to The Harrison. Aside from the added bonus of being one of the only groups of diners sitting outside, it was a wonderful dining experience. The waitress was efficient and extremely helpful in terms of menu options and the food was delivered with a perfect amount of time in between courses. The food was wonderful -- we started with the sardines, which they were nice enough to fillet for us, and the fennel salad, which had wonderful mushrooms and fresh parmasean cheese. our softshell crab was slightly over breaded, but it didnt really taste overly fried. For entrees we had the bass and the porkchop, both wonderful. the fish was flavorful, perfectly seasoned and not oversauced. the pork chop was thick and moist and wonderfully decadent, served over a tasty orzo. we had a delicious and refreshing canteloupe soup dessert and a tasty assortment of cookies and chocolate. the best part of all was the sommelier -- warren, who used to work at lupa -- is so knowledgeable and exceptionally warm. i would certainly go back there.

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