NYLO in Warwick, RI?
The worst lobster salad sandwich ever. No celery, no mayo, no salt, no pepper. And this is Rhode Island! an embarrassment for what a "trendy" bar will serve. It was a mid-week, but any Rhode Island chef worth their paycheck should be able to whip up (or have on hand) a decent Lobster Salad! The portion size might satisfy as grazing food with drinks, but will not suffice for dinner.
Not worth the buzz given in the projo.
I went for lunch today...I did not know what to expect. The decor was interesting, I likes the shells inside the clear glass tables. But this is a board all about the food. I thought the menu was really different and interesting. Because of who i was with I settled on the Nylo burger (although the Lasagne Soup special sounded good, and the RI Sliders (1 lobster salad slider, 1 hamburger slider and 1 other I can't remember) almost sold me. The Nylo burger was a full beef burger, a crab cake, a tomato slice, some spinach, an onion ring and a spicy (although more tangy than spicy) rémoulade sauce all on a bun. It was cooked perfectly and it was delicious. There were about 10 things on the menu I now want to go back and try and I hope they are all as good as this burger.
Not only do they have a parking lot, but they have valet on Friday and Saturday nights! How's that for RI-attitude?
The food is great - but the dining room has limited seating, so call ahead. We've been going since they opened in Sept - the stuff in the projo was an announcement about the mid-winter menu refresh. I also caught wind of a special promotion they are starting this weekend - some lighter items paired with a glass of wine or beer - limited hours, i think
I'm interested in feedback on this place too. Here is a paragraph from yesterday's projo.
"NYLO, 400 Knight St., Warwick, (401) 734-4460, nylohotels.com/warwick, has introduced a new selection of “Not So Small” dishes of comfort food at The Loft. The items include Beamish Braised Short Ribs with traditional polenta and spiked pan gravy for $26, Osso Bucco with root vegetable mash and burgundy pan sauce for $28, Surf & Turf featuring grilled angus fillet and shrimp scampi for $30, Pan Seared Scallops with scallion-proscuitto risotto and chive oil for $21, and Crisp Salmon with root vegetable-potato cake, grilled Brussels and pomegranate buerre blanc for $22. The Loft’s eclectic menu has added crab cakes with spicy remoulade for $11, root vegetable-potato cakes with crème fraiche for $7 and grilled Brussels sprouts with pork belly for $7.50. The Loft serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily."