Explore More Cities › +
Discover the unexpected in Manhattan. Explore All of New York City
Restaurants & Bars

Union Square Cafe revisited

livetotravel | Jun 8, 200802:34 PM

I reluctantly left the comfort of my a/c apartment in Park Slope to venture into overheated Manhattan today to go shopping with my wife (who actually it turns out wanted to buy me something for my birthday which I celebrate later this month.)

Well, I'm glad I did because we had lunch at Union Square Cafe. USC is one of the consistently excellent restaurants in NYC with one of the best staffs around. It was about 1/2 full at 2:00PM today and a cool oasis from the scorching pavement.

We split a snap pea salad which came with pancetta, mint, pecorino Romano and olive oil - light, summery, crisp and delicious!

I had lasagna Bolognese with ricotta and English peas - light pastry-like separations with light fluffy ricotta and excellent Bolognese sauce.

My wife had the spaghettini w/flaked halibut, chili, white wine and garlic - another great, summery, dish.

We each had a glass of Sancerre and split a baked strawberry rhubarb cobbler with almond ice cream.

A great way to idle away a couple of hours on an oppressive Sunday afternoon - I once again highly recommend USC.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›
Log In or Sign Up to comment

Recommended From CH