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May 17, 2006 05:27 PM

Plum Pomodor-- lower Wash Heights

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This is lower Washington Height's first upscale restaurant (on Bway bet 168 and 169), and it's owned by the same people who opened Restaurant Lulu and Cuhina. Inside it looks like it could be in the West Village (lots of dark wood, candlelit tables, wine racks and apples as decorations) and it has fairly high prices for the neighborhood (approx. $9-11 apps, $12-14 pastas, mains $16-20). But the food is surprisingly good.

We tried a Napoleon of beets and goat cheese, a truffle-scented butternut squash soup (apps), linguini with shrimp and calamari in a spicy tomato sauce, lamb with mashed and broccoli (mains) and a flourless chocolate cake. All good (though the mashed was a bit saltier than I would have liked, but DH felt it was balanced by the tender meatiness of the lamb), with the surprise standout being dessert, which was like choc fudge lightened a bit with choc mousse. It was served with orange-scented whipped cream. I only planned to take a bite or two, but we fought over every last crumb.

Price for 2 pre-dinner drinks, 2 glasses of red, 2 apps, 2 mains and 1 dessert (including tax but not tip) was just under $200. Easy to walk in even on a Saturday night.

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  1. Are they open for lunch on weekdays?


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      pecan pie wife

      I'm not sure, and I tried to find their phone number online but I couldn't find it. If you're familiar with Restaurant Lulu or Cohina (sp?) in the same area, all three are owned by the same folks, so if you have a number for one, I'm sure they'd give you PP's number.

      1. That's sounds like a lot of money for the neighborhood. Why not get on the subway and go to Lupa, where you'd spend less and eat some of the most delicious Italian food on the planet?

        1. I had a totally overpriced gross meal there. My sandwich was completely soggy and my lunchmate's lobster risotto was terrible -- completely salty and like 2 tiny pieces of lobster. a total rip off. go up like 3 blocks to the new Tapas place. now that's good food for a good price.