Sunday, February 1, 2009

NYC Restaurant Week

This year NYC Restaurant Week brought me to a few lovely places (for those of you who don't know what restaurant week is: its a week or 2 where select places have 3 course meals for $24 at lunch and $35 for dinner, a great deal for NYC standards). One of which was Steak Frites, I ate some decent Frenchy steak and fries while enduring horrible service, unfortunately no photos are available from that meal (and even if they were, I wouldn't deem it as grub worthy).

So the other place I went this season was the River Cafe in Dumbo, Brooklyn. A fancy pants New American spot that sits right under the Brooklyn Bridge and faces the Manhattan skyline. It just so happens to be a few blocks away from my work so this meal made for a very convenient and lavish lunch. Lets start with course numero uno, lamb meatballs with cognac sauce:

Course #2 was a Scottish salmon fillet on a bed of creamy lentils paired with a fennel-apple salad. This was the best part of the meal for sure, the salmon was cooked perfectly, a nice medium rare.

Dessert really did me in; it was a duo of warm lemon pound cake with Meyer lemon curd on top and a miniature baked Alaska with caramelized bananas.

Needless to say, I didn't get much work done for the rest of the day after that meal.



  1. JJ, you didn't mention if it was good, great, mediocre??? It looked bomb so I'm assuming it was but give me some detail homay...

  2. We have been to River Cafe for our anniversary a couple of years ago - it's lovely. At night there is a piano player and the view is spectacular.