Favorite dishes at the Modern Bar Room
I'm going to the Modern Bar Room with my sister tomorrow for her birthday and want to know your favorites and must-order dishes (as well as stay-away dishes!). I've had the beignets and a cocktail and some wine there before, but that's all.
I am not a fan of the tarte flambee, i thought it was pretty average.
Agree with cimui that all the tartares are not that impressive. I also dislike the gnocchi, which was too gummy for my taste.
But I do enjoy the lobster in a jar, duck breast, lamb chop, and the pork belly.
The tarte flambee is what many people will recommend and it is pretty good.
It looks like the menu has changed sort of recently and I haven't had a number of the newer dishes. Of the ones I've tried, I've really enjoyed the duck breast with peppercorn apples and foie gras torchon.
I have not really enjoyed any of the tartares, there, and would avoid those. They're not terrible, but you can find better versions elsewhere.
Veal and goat cheese tartine, egg in a jar, roasted Long Island duck breast, cavatelli "carbonara."
The tarte flambee is pretty good, too, but huge. Steak tartare is fine but not outstanding, same for tuna tartare, and it looks like my old favorite, the arctic char tartare is not on the menu any more.
I see they now have a 5 course tasting menu for $58 now, interesting.