Don’t be fooled by its name: although the name L’Adresse is French, this restaurant, located across from Bryant Park is an American bistro. And a good one I would say. We went there for dinner and had some great food, a mix of various cuisines that gave a nice menu with both vegetarian and non vegetarian choices.
We went on a Friday evening and the place was packed, a bit short of staff, but still trying to provide a good service to their diners and an open kitchen in the back that was like a beehive. Here is what we tried:
I started with a cocktail, their whiskey sour made with Johnny Walker Black Label, egg whites and lemon:
For appetizer, we shared the mezzo platter that is composed of tzatziki (left), romesco (center), roasted beet hummus (right) and a grilled naan. This was very good: the tzatziki was my favorite, but the beets hummus was quite delicious, a nice variation on a classic Middle Eastern dish. The naan, enhanced with Za’atar was delicious and I just wish there was more of it.
For her entree, Jodi ordered their cauliflower steak that was composed of butternut squash, crispy capers, cauliflower potato leek purée, parmesan and piquillo pepper. This was a nice vegetarian dish, cauliflower being more and more served as a main dish, the term steak giving the sense that the dish is more than an elevated version of a side dish…
On my side, I could not resist getting the grilled lamb chops that were served with a creamy fontina and truffle polenta, and topped with shaved summer truffles. This was a very good dish: the lamb, although a bit small, was perfectly cooked, not dry, and the polenta very creamy. And I loved the fact that they added truffle shavings to it, instead of just putting truffle oil, elevating a bit the dish.
For dessert, they propose a quite nice selection ranging from American, Russian, Italian and French desserts. We did not hesitate long and ordered their mille feuille, knowing from the description (puff pastry layered with fresh berries and vanilla cream) that it would not be the traditional French one that does not have berries and has icing on top, the best part in fact. It was good, giving us the impression that we had our daily portion of fruit…
Overall, the meal at L’Adresse was very good from beginning to end. This is a place I would go back to for sure.
Enjoy (I did)!
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L’adresse - 1065 6th Ave, New York, NY 10018