Friday, July 18, 2008

Restaurant Review: Elizabeth

Last night Jacob and I tried a new restaurant that recently opened up in the East Village near Houston/Broadway. It's called Elizabeth, after the street it's located on. The menu offers small plates of American style entrees, fun, fancy cocktails and a pleasing wine list. The place is quite scene-y--the bar in the front was packed with beautiful people, all dressed up for a Thursday night out.

We managed to get a table indoors in the second room (the outdoor patio area in the very back was packed full) and ordered drinks. I got their signature drink, The Elizabeth, which contained Pimm's, 42 below vodka, rose syrup, strawberry, grapefruit, ting float. It was delicious. Just the right sweet/tangy mix. Jacob got some kind of scotch, of course. :)

For dinner, I tried the Hanger Steak, cooked in a red wine béarnaise and accompanied by fingerling potatoes and romaine hearts. It was delicious, but I have to say Jacob's choice of the Organic Chicken with dried fruit and coconut sauce was the better choice. It came with curried cous-cous, but Jacob substituted fries because he's not into curry. The chicken was so tender and flavorful and didn't have any bones. (I don't like chicken with bones.)

It was a lovely meal in a gorgeous space. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a classy night out. They also serve brunch, so we may have to go back and try that next time.


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