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what to order at Back Forty

I'm going to Back Forty next week. It seems to be one of those deceptively simple menus where nothing really jumps out. Any favorites that I should order? Thank you Hounds!

Back Forty
190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

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  1. The onion rings are amazing - I think it's the paprika mayo that really makes it. I had some Fried Zucchini Blossoms there recently that were very good. My fiance always get the burger and enjoys it as well.

    Don't leave without a Red and Black either!

    1. I absolutely love the Pork Jowl Nuggets & the Smoked trout & sweet potato pancakes. Dinner-wise, I really enjoyed the grilled trout & the burger.

      1. You're right about the menu being deceptively simple. Listen for the day's specials. That's often the best way to go. The burger, jowl nuggets and any kind of whole fish are safe too.

        1. Thanks everyone! I must admit, gourmet onion rings don't hold a whole lot of appeal to me. The grilled trout or the whole fish are more up my alley. I tend to like cleaner, lighter fare. I'm wondering if Back Forty isn't the place to go for that.... ?

          Back Forty
          190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

          1. My wife and I were there last night. We shared the baby octopus salad and the watermelon salad, both of which were excellent. Then my wife had the burger which she said was delicious, and I had the lamb sausage which I can definitely recommend. We also had the corn succotash which worked really well. For desert, you cannot miss the donuts - they are sublime. The berry pie, however, didn't really work - the pastry was soggy. And the red and black is probably the best cocktail I've had in ages.

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            1. re: mr_seabass

              Mr Seabass, were those specials? By which I mean the Octopus & Watermelon Salads. I haven't been to Back Forty in a while.

              Back Forty
              190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

              1. re: EV_Eats

                They were both on the menu. I can't remember what the special appetizer was, but the entre was steak, although I did not see anyone having it.

            2. an apt description of the menu

              1. I can' seem to get excited about this place. Thank you for all your suggestions! I'll let you know what we order.

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                1. re: luckiestduck

                  I loved the roasted chicken, and I never order chicken in restos. The paté was a bit too mild for my taste.