We passed in front of Irvington, located in the hotel of the same name many times, and, as we were in the area, finally decided to have dinner there. This is a big place, with a nice atmosphere, making you forget that you are in a hotel, and with an open kitchen in the back that was really busy.
Menu wise, they cater to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian diners, serving a wide range of dishes. Here is what we had:
As a cocktail, I got their Paper Planes cocktail, made with Monkey Shoulder scotch, amaro nonino, aperol and fresh lemon juice:
As an appetizer, I got some Island Creek oysters from Duxbury Bay, Massachusetts. Fresh, they were a nice way to start.
We also shared the roasted peach crostini that was good but could have had more gorgonzola and I would have ditched the endive that made it hard to eat…
For her entree, Jodi ordered the margherita pizza that was ok considering this is not a pizzeria.
On my side, I opted for the chicken Milanese, served with a tomato and mozzarella salad, a fantastic entree that I highly recommend, slightly crunchy, not greasy, with a perfectly cooked chicken.
It could have been a great meal, but we made the wrong choice of dessert! As we were waiting for the dessert menu, we were hoping to get donuts and here there was written on the menu: the know better donuts. They were grain, wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, peanut and yeast free. Unfortunately they were also taste free! We barely ate them.
Despite that, I liked my meal at Irvington, although I should mention that the service was not that great. I would go back again though.
Enjoy (I did)!
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Irvington - 201 Park Avenue South, NY 10003