We just tried the new restaurant on Elizabeth street in soho--chef from Country, gorgeous spot, lots of buzz. I'm hoping it's just first-week jitters that made our experience with both the service and the food barely mediocre. I'm sad to say the meal was far less than great, despite the pricey check (and we left hungry).
You should know going in it's share plates, with very small portions (smaller than most tapas places). Still, some of the dishes were definitely worth it. The place is touting its cocktails. I had a tangy citrusy cocktail that was pretty delicious. The wine list is very limited (a pinot grigio and sauvingon blanc were the only whites on the menu), and there are a few beers.
The lamb was our best dish, four small morsels of medium-rare lamb with chickpeas and a tangy tzatziki. It was delicious and worth the price. The burger was mediocre, the fries were soft, and the chicken was on the dry side. The shrimp, too, was okay, and the shaved salad fresh and tasty. We waited forever for the food and for our drinks to come though. I don't mean to be debbie downer but when you're paying over fifty dollars a head, plus tax and tip, and the food is soso, takes forever to come and you leave hungry, it's kind of a letdown.
Anyone else been?