Untitled - Danny Meyer's new restaurant at the Whitney
I had a very pleasant lunch today. The concept, as far as I could tell, is updated diner food. I liked the aged gouda grilled cheese sandwich, the green salad with chickpeas, and the salted caramel apple pie. Nothing earth shattering, but then again I don't think Untitled is aiming to be on the same level as The Modern.
Service was good. The restaurant serves Stumptown coffee and is open until 3 pm. Weekend dinners may start in a few weeks so I might return for that depending on the menu.
945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021
Weekend dinners will start on May 8, Saturdays and Sundays only, and will feature one three-course menu for the whole table, served family-style. The menu will change weekly and will be priced at $46 per person before drinks, tax, and tip.
It's May 8 and dinner officially started today although I heard there were some trial runs on preceding weekends. Tonight's prix fixe menu was snap pea salad, fried chicken, swordfish, mac n cheese and grilled asparagus, and banana pudding for dessert, all served family style. Bring an appetite cuz family style = lots of food.
Amuse bouche - cheese biscuit and pickled beets. Tasty beets, biscuit was a little dry.
Snow and snap pea salad - cool and refreshing. Also a lot. I was basically full after the salad and roll and still had the mains coming up.
The mains all arrived at the same time.
Fried chicken - brined to the bone, it was a tad salty, but...
Mac n cheese - wasn't salty, but was creamy and topped w/ toasted bread crumbs. Combining w/ the fried chicken spread out the salt to an acceptable level
Swordfish - lightly seared and raw on the inside, but warmed through and topped w/ red pepper salsa. This was the star of the meal.
Grilled asparagus - it was grilled and made my pee smell funny.
Banana pudding - bananas soaked in Stumptown espresso and topped w/ banana pudding and whipped cream. Sound good? It is good. Too bad I was full after the salad and stuffed after dinner.