My wife and I didn't feel like waiting for a table last night, so after wandering from Joseph Leonard to Jeffrey's to Redfarm and to the new Frankies (I know, wishful thinking on all counts), we wandered into Mémé, on Hudson St. near 11th. We weren't at all familiar with it, but were drawn in by an attractive mediterranean menu and a crowd that clearly was there on purpose. We were rewarded with a terrific and reasonably priced meal. We limited ourselves to the tapas side of the menu -- grilled octupus wit chickpeas, marguez sausage with hummus and chopped salad, and almond crusted scallops with cauliflower puree. All three dishes were wonderfully flavorful and fresh tasting. Other dishes we saw served around us (and, in particular, a fish special they were offering) looked excellent, and we're anxious to go back and try more of the menu.
581 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014