The Fat Radish

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78 Solid

An out-of-the-way Lower East Side spot that doesn’t seem to deter the cool-kid clientele.

17 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002


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The lowdown

This out-of-the-way Lower East Side spot helped launch a romantic, cozy empire including the East Pole and the Leadbelly. Cool-kid clientele pack the high-ceilinged, exposed-brick room nightly. Fat Radish is a spinoff of A-list catering company Silkstone, and it’s easy to imagine some veggie-centric menu items — olive-oil-dressed sliced radishes, carrots with whipped ricotta, buttermilk-braised turnips — being passed around at downtown fashion parties. Other seasonal fare leans more pub-grubby (this is a self-proclaimed “seasonal British” restaurant, after all), including a bacon cheeseburger with duck fat chips. Also meaty: monkfish vindaloo with cipollini onions, roasted chicken, and bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesBacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts; monkfish vindaloo; buttermilk-braised turnips.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized