Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

 Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

Maria's Mont Blanc was on my list of restaurants to try, few people recommending this place that serves European cuisine and is one of the rare restaurants in New York to have raclette, a dish found mainly in Switzerland and France, where cheese (racket cheese) is melted and then eaten with such things as potatoes or dried meat.

 Bar area at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

Bar area at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

This place has been opened for more than 35 years and has this neighborhood feel that I always like, far from the hype and where you feel comfortable and a bit far from the eclectic life outside. So, it serves European cuisine and you will understand when you will see what I ate that sounded more French than anything else. Yes, on the menu, you will find the classic raclette, cheese fondue (for two people - unfortunately, nobody was in the mood for it), pasta, meat...So, I decided to go for escargots for appetizer and veal kidney for my main course. 

What I did not see is that my entree came with a salad that came first. For sure, I would have never had the idea of ordering a salad by myself...

 Salad at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

Salad at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

So, after few bites, so it would not be wasted, the escargots came. 

 Escargots at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

Escargots at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

It was a traditional way of doing it, with garlic and butter, the sauce being addictive and I had to restrain myself from dipping bread in it. 

 Bread basket at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

Bread basket at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

Then I got the veal kidney with Marsala and mushroom sauce. It came in a pot that gave a rustic feel to it and had a nice portion in it that I admit I did not finish. The kidney was perfect: well cleaned and cooked, they were not tough at all, smothered in a delicious sauce that the fans of mushrooms would appreciate. 

 Veal kidneys and rosti at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

Veal kidneys and rosti at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

 Veal kidneys and rosti at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

Veal kidneys and rosti at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

 Veal kidneys and rosti at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

Veal kidneys and rosti at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

 Veal kidneys and rosti at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

Veal kidneys and rosti at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

It was served with rosti, that is a Swiss dish made with potatoes and string beans that I did not even touch. The rosti was good: cooked all the way through, it has a slight crunchiness. 

 String beans at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

String beans at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

For dessert, I had the meringue glacĂ©e that is meringue, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. 

 Meringue glacee at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

Meringue glacee at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

A delicious dessert that I definitely recommend, being also light (by my own reference) and not too sweet. 

As far as wine was concerned, we went for a Dole Des Monts, a Swiss red wine.

 Dole Des Monts Swiss wine at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

Dole Des Monts Swiss wine at Maria's Mont Blanc in The Theater District, NYC, New York

I had a wonderful dinner at Maria's Mont Blanc: the food was great and prices reasonable in a restaurant that has this feel that it has been there forever and is only known by a few. I would definitely go back, but this time for fondue or raclette. 

Enjoy (I did)!

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