DINING OWL AWARD: 4th – for feeling healthy
When I visited: May 2013
Team: Andy Bennett (Head Chef), Pascaline Lepeltier (Head Sommelier)
Rating in the Michelin Guide: 1 star (was awarded after my visit)
What to wear: Men – jeans or nice trousers and a shirt; women – jeans and a smart top or a smart dress (although I have been in soaking wet clothes after a rainstorm)
Ambience: Clean, light, near Central Park (now moving downtown)
Course of the meal: Summer squash risotto
If I could change one thing: Price
Although this restaurant featured in the brilliant TV show Gossip Girl, I only went there by chance, to escape from a typical New York rainstorm. My conclusion was that I wish they had one of these in London, and next time I’m in New York I will make it my business to go here again.
It’s all about being clean and light; the food and drink is quite pricey but healthy and worth it. It’s good for a drink and snack or a bigger meal, with fresh juices, salads and vegetables aplenty.