We recently went to Legacy Records, a place located in a new condo in Hudson Yards. I admit that I was looking for a place at the newly opened Hudson Yards area and did not check the address until the day of our brunch, discovering, fortunately beforehand, that it was not where I thought it was. No, located in the Henry Hall Hotel, Legacy Records is for sure off the beaten path and I would have never discovered it if it was not thanks to Opentable. I was excited to go, thinking that the decor would relate to an old record label but it was not the case, bringing a bit of a disappointment. Don’t get me wrong, the decor there is beautiful and elegant, quite huge in fact, with an impressive horseshoe bar.
Food wise, the brunch menu offers a bunch of interesting dishes inspired for the majority by Italian cooking. For instance, they propose a Tuscan fried chicken made with rosemary and fennel powder. This was delicious: the chicken was perfectly cooked, moist, crispy on the outside, with succulent hints of rosemary.
The charcoal grilled avocado is a good alternative to the classic avocado toast, more like a deconstructed version of it, with rye served on the side. It was beautifully presented and quite good, but it was small: only half avocado was given that makes this dish pricey for $15.
Quantities are small and I was glad that we got their bread (the miche), with cultured butter. This bread was so good we finished it fairly quickly.
They also have a bunch of juices and at least their fresh squeezed orange juice is a good one, not one diluted in water.
Overall it was good, but pricey, especially considering the portion sizes. Brunch is not something I would recommend there and I may decide to go back for dinner to see what they offer.
Enjoy (I still did)!
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Legacy Records -517 W 38th St Midtown East, New York City