True to its name, the Green Table tosses a mean salad. sea97horse swoons over faultless cucumbers, tomatoes, and greens, plus eye-catching carrots and radishes in many colors—”all gush-worthily full of flavor.”

But this is no vegan sanctuary. This four-year-old farm-to-table spot in Chelsea Market also makes hound-endorsed chicken pot pie (a signature dish at the adjacent Cleaver Co., owned by the same folks) and a simple but decadent grilled cheese sandwich, which might feature raw-milk cheddar with herb butter and mango chutney. The emphasis is on local food, much of it organic. The seasonal, often-changing menu might offer eggs from Tello’s Green Farm in Dutchess County, vegetables from Satur Farms on Long Island’s North Fork, or cheese from Vermont’s Neighborly Farms.

“I really, really like this place,” declares cimui. “Everything on the menu is noticeably fresher and more flavorful than at other places.”

Sustainable doesn’t mean Spartan. Recent dessert specials included rich, port-poached figs over ice cream, and a buttery, creamy, astonishingly light blueberry clafouti, rose water reports. Among the beverage options are a lovely elderflower-kir cocktail, martinis made with organic gin, and a small but choice selection of craft beers, including organic brews from England’s Samuel Smith and Wolaver’s in Vermont.

The Green Table [Chelsea]
In Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Avenue (between W. 15th and 16th streets), Manhattan

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