- LeahBaila Jul 30, 2007 07:01 PM
Has anyone been to Nolita House? I saw a segment about it on the Fine Living channel and was intrigued...
i go pretty regulalry, order lunch, do happy hour, even threw a company holiday party there...so yeah, i'm fan and anyone i've ever take there has loved it ;)
some highlights: my favorite spinach dip ever, with homemade rosemary flatbread, great cheese platters that come with a little salad/fruit, wine & cheese specials, 2 for 1 happy hours, great specialty drinks at times...
large and delicious sandwiches, which they'll also do as wraps, very accomodating...good, large salads, burgers, very rich mac & cheese... they do a mussels & fries special once a week.. always good, helpful service and reasonable prices, though have found them to be a bit slow once in a while, but like i said, i go a lot...
i heard the brunch (w/live music) is great, but i still have not made it... oh, and great onion rings too!
i know they've won the citysearch best comfort food a few years, and that is what you get. plus artisanal cheeses and good wine & beer selection for a little place.
and if you get lunch delivered, they usually send a little chocolate brownie/cake desert bite, which is always a treat!
It's a great neighborhood place (I live in the neighborhood, and I'm there often). They do a really nice brunch on the weekends, with a live bluegrass band playing and a kickass brick of french toast. They have a worthy cheese selection and offer up two choices and a glass of wine for $14. The previous tenant of the space was an Italian restaurant (Risa), whose brick oven remains. Nolita House doesn't show up on the "best pizza" lists, but when their pie is on (it usually is), it's pretty damn good stuff.
On top of that, the atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly, and the folks who work there are great. It's definitely worth stopping in.
I really like this place. It's a great inexpensive, casual option in the neighborhood. And the mac and cheese is terrific - very rich and creamy. They offer it as a side dish which I usually get as a starter instead since it's so rich. The fish tacos are very good too as is the hanger steak. Word of "caution" on the steak - the portion is gigantic. I was actually a little embarrassed when it came out because it was so much food. I have been known to have a big appetite but even so, it is easily something for 2 people to share.