Holidays are the best time to go to noisy places and we were glad to end up at Proper West on Good Friday: it was literally empty! This place is pretty big with large TVs on the walls of the main dining room and I cannot imagine what it is when full. Anyway, this allowed us to enjoy a quiet dinner (there was just some music in the background), sharing various dishes vegetarian and non-vegetarian typical from a bar. Here is what we had:
For a cocktail, I got the PW Old Fashioned, made with Bulleit rye, orange bitters, angostura bitters muddled brown sugar cube and orange zest. They also gave us some potato chips with it.
Truffle Mac and cheese: quite good, very creamy.
Wings: they propose different sauces, like Korean bbq, classic buffalo, sweet chili, zip zip, or a featured sauce. They unfortunately did not provide a sampler or at least offer more than one sauce, so I ended up with the former. It was nicely sweet and the chicken was moist.
Tempura cauliflower: there were two types. One was smothered in a tangy plum and the other by a Nashville hot sauce accompanied by celery and carrots. Both were good and tasty, crispy, with one side sweet and the other quite hot, very good with the blue cheese sauce of the wings.
Grilled cheese dippers with a tomato soup: it was unfortunately soggy. Too bad because I was really looking forward to it.
For dessert, we chose the Oreo n’ Cream cake, made with a chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream and Oreo cookie crumbs. It was good, more creamy than chocolaty with a nice crunch from the Oreo cookies.
Overall Proper West was good, perfect If you like bar food and share dishes.
Enjoy (I did)!
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Proper West - 54 W 39th Street, New York, NY 10018