102 Franklin St., New York , NY, 10013
nr. Church St.
By JoelRedfield on 5/11/2013
My wife and I were just blown away by this place. I don't remember as many OMG moments in quite some time. I have a hard time deciding which was my favorite dish, and the best I can do is to narrow down my choice to any of these four: foie gras and rhubarb terrine, grilled testa (pig's head), poached fluke, or lamb saddle. The monkfish liver mousse, and the asparagus sorbet with asparagus foam and caviar amuse-bouche, were pretty terrific, too. The house-made bread and butter were so addictive we had to ask them to take away the remaining half of our second helping, lest we spoil our appetites for the courses yet to come. The ingredients in each dish were so flavorful, and their combination was so brilliant, that I truly felt that my horizon for what could be accomplished with food was greatly expanded. The wine pairing we had was excellent, and the friendly, knowledgeable, responsive, and thoroughly professional staff was exceptional. The atmosphere was relaxed, and not having to make menu choices added to our sense of being well taken care of. Anyone who loves food would do themselves a favor by coming here.