we ate there a few weeks ago - i had the roast rack of lamb. it was absolutely delicious. my husband had the halibut which he enjoyed very much. also, although my husband & i shared the warm bread pudding for dessert which was good, the other couple shared the apple crisp(and let us taste) which was the best!
Ouest is also one of our faves, that being said...
We are usually a party of two but love the red round banquettes and they are usually happy to accomodate us. It is kinda romantic sitting there with my hubby.
I also LOVE the omelette souffle. Let's not forget the amazing cauliflower custard with poached lobster and house smoked sturgeon with lardons & poached egg appies as well.
As for mains, as meat eaters we adore the braised short ribs and have a hard time ordering something else everytime. My husband has had both the pork chop and rib eye and raves about them. Of course the roasted chicken is always an excellent choice.
Finally, for a decadent side dish... the polenta is "to die for"!
BTW: If you do a search, you can find a more detailed post, along with others if you need more info.
Before I offer my opinion about specific dishes, I have to confess that Ouest is one of my favorite Manhattan restaurants. If you're a party of 4 or 5 try to snatch one of their circular booths. They're more conducive to conversation.
My favorite item on the entire menu is the crispy poached egg with house smoked duck breast. It may well be my favorite appetizer in all of nyc. Equally delicious, albeit quite rich, is the omelet souffle.
I've had the squab, duck, chicken, and rabbit entrees, all of which I find quite enjoyable. Personally I lean toward the squab. It's sublimely crispy and often comes with some sort of wonderful truffle concoction on the side. I'm not a red meat person, and thus can't advise you on the beef offerings. I've had excellently prepared halibut, wrapped in prosciutto and served over risotto, and the sturgeon is a very tasty offering.
I'm usually too full to really appreciate dessert, but I've had a delicious apple torte and a very fun--although too coffee laden for my taste--sundae.
Hope that helps.
Thanks for the suggestions.
I went last night. I had the smoked sturgeon appetizer. Delicious dish. With the poached egg, it's a little bit of a feel of some great breakfasty items made into a sophisticated dinner entree.
I had the rack of lamb as my main. Excellent piece of lamb. The cooking was a little uneven, however, as one part was a great medium-rare as ordered and another was more like medium-well. But very tasty.
I had the chocolate cake for dessert. Mundane. Below par even. I was not a fan of the dessert menu as a whole. I found it uninteresting and in need of an update. However, I had exactly the opposite feeling about the rest of the menu. I was genuinely interested in nearly every appetizer and main course!
Overall, I thought it was a very fine meal and I would return when in the area.