Restaurants & Bars

Manhattan Early Bird Special

Good early bird meal at SuRa

Share:

Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Restaurants & Bars

Good early bird meal at SuRa

ctan | May 27, 2005 09:56 PM

I stumbled upon a fushion-y Korean restaurant called SuRa while walking in the East Village this afternoon. This place, on East 9th between 3rd and 4th Ave., is fairly new, about 6 months old according to the waitress, and pretty quiet around 5:30. My companion and I had the early bird special, which was $19.95 for a three-course meal with glass of red wine. Food was surprisingly good, with a choice of pumpkin or spinach-corn "congee" to start. The pumpkin was notable as a creamy, subtly sweet and aromatic puree. The waitres brought out sliced ginseng which she suggested dipping in honey that came in a little bowl; the ginseng was woodsy, sweet with the honey and a little bitter--a good palate refresher. We had a choice of mango or salmon salad, and both chose the salmon, which was nicely presented around a pile of greens, shredded vegetables, and swirls of soy, miso, and berry sauce. Entree is a choice of stone bibimbap or barbeque chicken with green tea or bean rice and lettuce wrap; we decided to share our different entrees, which were nicely sized and flavorful. Unfortunately, there was no dessert available except for the cinnamon limeade I had been sipping. I had a sip of my companion's raspberry vodka drink, which tasted of fruit, but (pleasantly) wasn't too sugary. Will definitely be back--hopefully will have dessert next time...

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound