Monday, May 23, 2011

FC Nibble: Cookshop

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Need a good brunch spot? How about lunch or dinner? Cookshop fits the bill for all your foodie needs. With all of the restaurant choices Manhattan has to offer, it is rare that I visit the same place within a six month period, let alone in one month. However, I did just that with Cookshop.

The ambiance is great – fresh and modern. The service is fantastic and the food is really really good and won’t break the bank.

One of the things I judge every brunch place by is the quality of their bloody mary, and let me tell you this was spicy, tangy and delicious. Spying on dinners around me, everything looked great and made choosing entrees very difficult. As I insisted on having a bite of everyone’s dish (in our party), I can confirm everything tasted good too. The burger rocked, the scramble was amazing, the fried chicken was crispy and surprising light, and the poached egg and house made sausage over grits will make any egg fan’s day.

For dinner – you would be remiss not try to the butcher block. It’s a big portion and great for sharing. I did the NY State Rabbit Milanese. It was fantastic. My fellow diners did everything from the duck to Lemon Poached Merluza. The simple, delicious flavors left you feeling like you were eating a meal just as the famer who raised the food intended. Who says you can’t have farm fresh food in the city.

156 10th Ave, New York NY10011 (At 20th St)
(212) 924-4440

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