Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Day 931 : The Smith Lincoln Center

Location : 63rd and Broadway, in the old Josephina space, kind of diagonally across the street from Lincoln Center and down the block from the Boulud's, that is Bar, Epicerie, and Sud. Opened just over a week ago, branch number three of the casual American brasserie / gastro-pub that originated in the East Village.  Think that local neighborhoody gastro bistro in the Marais or even in the 10th arrondissement but situated on the corner of 63rd and Broadway.
The menu is a melange of soups, salads, entrees, pastas, burgers, and the such. Elevated gastro pub food in a fun yet casual and lively environment. A nice selection of wines, cocktails and beers as well, if you fancy a tipple.

So what did we have?

We split their Burrata appetizer served with homemade pesto, fried red peppers, tomato jam and toasted ciabatta. This was delicious and sumptuous burrata -- luscious, creamy, and sensually fabulous. Just the way Burrata should be.

We also split their Tuna Tartar appetizer served with jalapenos and black sesame. Tangy and flavorful, this was a clean and simple interpretation of a classic.

Lastly we split a side of their brussels sprouts which were lovely. Confession - I am having a love affair with brussels sprouts right now. Well, lets be clear, every year when late Fall rolls around, my mind goes to roasted brussels sprouts, there's just something so satisfying about them -- rustic and comforting yet vegetal and fabulous. They bring a smile to my face and at the Smith, they did just so.

Overall, a selection of small tastes of their menu which were quite tasty. I look forward to returning to try a more extensive selection of their dishes.

The Smith Lincoln Center location has the perfect downtown meets uptown feel. Full of bubbly chatter and crowds of people, it is exactly what the neighborhood needs if you ask me.

The Smith
1900 Broadway

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