Saturday, December 31, 2011

Day 689 : Recap of Slightly Oliver

A bit late, but better late than never...the other evening I had the pleasure of dining at Slightly Oliver, the newish cocktail driven, Prohibition era inspired gastropub on the Upper West.  Walking into the space, it felt somewhat similar to its previous iteration but with a warmer more rustic welcoming environment. Seated in a booth in the back was just the perfect environment for a good catchup with friends.

The menu is composed of shareable dishes like pizzas and toasts along with riffs on classic American and British comfort pub food. We split their flatbread Neopolitan pizza composed of ricotta, figs, artichokes, and arugula topped with a balsamic reduction. Simple, flavorful and not overly dressed this was a nice starter for everyone to share. We then split a salad composed of caramelized butternut squash, frisee, pears, goat's milk cheese, and spiced pecans. A lovely late fall / early winter dish celebrating the season's vegetable bounty, again not prepared with too heavy a hand.

Overall a nice atmosphere for a drink and a nibble on the Upper West.
Slightly Oliver
511 Amsterdam Avenue

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