We took our two children, aged 16 and 11, for fondue here last night after an evening stroll along the Highline (very cool to experience the park in the dark after having spent so much time there during the days). This is the fourth time I've eaten at Trestle in recent months - I very much enjoy its friendly, warm ambiance and its reasonably priced, excellent food; it is the kind of welcoming, undemanding neighborhood restaurant which is in short supply these days. The fondue was delicious, served with the traditional accompaniments of cornichons, bundnerfleisch, speck, potatoes, and excellent baguette; most noteworthy, perhaps, is that I partook amply, but didn't feel afterwards that I had consumed a vat of molten cheese (which in point of fact I did). We had three orders of fondue at $24 each between the four of us, and my wife loved her warm beet vegetable side, which was very fairly priced at $4.50. I was impressed that they did not charge us for the two esoteric sodas that our kids tried, but did not like - no more dandelion and burdock for them!
Fondue is only served on Sunday nights through the end of February, but even if you don't make it there next week, I highly recommend Trestle for its butter lettuce salad with bacon, calves liver, and hot chocolate mint cake, among other delights. And they have an excellent wine list and a terrific Founders Rye ale on draft!
Trestle on Tenth
242 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10001