It’s been a while since we wanted to go to The Dutch, one of the many restaurants of successful restauranteur Andrew Carmellini (Lafayette, Locanda Verde and Bar Primi to name a few). So, as we had a cooking class at Atelier Sucré (éclairs and cream puffs) in the West Village, we decided to book a table for brunch.
This big place that proposes an American fare was packed for sure, not just the dining rooms but also the bar. Food wise, there are few interesting dishes they offer like the donut tree that seems decadent, but the flavors proposed not that great for me, so we passed. And I was glad we did when we saw the table next to us get it: it looked good but small for $18! Yes, overpriced. Well, few dishes are like the hot fried chicken and biscuits: the chicken was good and moist, crispy on the outside, but $33? For that price you would get an outstanding poulet frites with a salad at Rotisserie Georgette. The biscuits thought were good, freshly made and we even got a side of it. We also tried their burrata with fried green tomatoes and a side of hot pepper jam (not so hot) that seemed tiny for the $24 they charge.
As far as beverages are concerned, Jodi got a cherry juice while I had a healthy option: the green clean freshly pressed juice made with kale, spinach cucumber, mint, apple and pineapple. Quite good, you mainly taste the cucumber and mint but I found it refreshing.
So we left not that enthusiastic with The Dutch: no, it was not the same excitement we had after going to Lafayette or Bar Primi. The Dutch offers an interesting menu, but it is overpriced and the two places I just mentioned are better options.
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The Dutch - 131 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012