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Jan 8, 2008 09:11 AM

Really Delicious Salad at ESK

Just wanted to throw up a quick post about a new (to me) salad on the current menu at Eastern Standard Kitchen - a lovely mix of warm confit chicken, greens, red wine vinaigrette and buttery croutons. It was really, really good - I'll definitely order it again! Shared it with a friend and it is a good size, definitely enough for a light meal on its own.

As always service at the bar was attentive, entertaining, and informative!

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  1. I was the sharer of that salad and I agree, it was delicious and I would definitely order it again.

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    1. re: lissy

      Good to hear-- I am a huge fan of ESK but haven't been recently and was wondering if it is still good, as I have heard some negative things about it. Did you eat anything else?

      1. re: Posenose

        I go there quite often. Usually at least once every couple of weeks. The things I order most often are the burger which is really juicy and delicious, the grilled cheese, the bone marrow and the raclette (which I had last night). It hasn't gone downhill in my opinion. The food is consistently good and the service at the bar is outstanding.

        1. re: lissy

          The bone marrow is to die for. But I really miss the oxtail soup that they took off the menu some time was greaseless and full of flavor.

    2. Wow, heather mb! WERE YOU EVER RIGHT! Last night I found myself at the bar of the extremely crowded ESK and spotted your recommendation on the menu. The DH and I split it and I've got to say this is one of the best chicken dishes I've ever eaten. The baby greens were mustard greens, the croutons were brioche, I think, and the tiny bit of green apple pulled all the other flavors together. My DH remarked that chicken confit is an entirely different dish than duck confit, which tends to be heavy. This chicken was almost a pulled chicken, utterly greaseless and freshly made in the kitchen. What a sleeper this dish is on that menu! It doesn't sound as elegant as it is, but I can't wait to go back and have it again (along with the rabbit meatballs, which the barman said was to die for). Thank you for recommending this --I never would have given it a second look on the menu. PS: two women sitting next to us were casting sheep's eyes at our plate and I'll bet they order this next time instead of the hamburger they were splitting.