I must have passed in front of White Street without even noticing it so many times that I was really surprised when we arrived in front of it for our dinner. It is an impressive restaurant for sure, located in a 19th Century building that was a former armory. Today, the only weapon you would find are the knives and forks from the diners coming to indulge there. The space is elegant and I did not expect such sophistication. At the entrance is the wine cellar, fully opened.
Then, you will pass the lounge to get to a large dining room. What I really appreciated was that the tables were not on top of each other and the noise level was bearable.
Menu wise, it is supposed to be modern American. Not sure what it means anymore, but what is for sure, is that there are many dishes with Asian flavors as my meal will attest.
After the usual slices of bread (I am French, so bread is an important element on the table), They served us a beet meringue that was very good, topped with a goat cheese mousse that paired perfect with it.
I then decided to order an appetizer; I went for the Tiger shrimp. I admit that I was expecting larger shrimp, but anyway, they were perfectly cooked and delicious, bathed in a citrusy sauce, with some pomegranate to add some sweetness and tartness to the dish.
With it was some arugula as well as avocado, giving, with the citrusy sauce mentioned above a refreshing touch to the dish.
For her entree, Jodi decided to go for the gnocchi that were served with butternut squash, sage brown butter and ricotta salata.
This was a very good dish, although the gnocchi were a little dense. I loved the sweetness given by the butternut squash, and of course the delicious taste from the sage brown butter that was smothering all the ingredients in the plate.
On my side, I decided to go for one of their signature dishes: squid ink bucatini with lobster.
The homemade pasta was fantastic, but the challenge was definitely to keep my shirt white...They were bathed in a coconut sauce that had some nice flavors and a slight kick. The lobster was delightfully cooked, bringing the dish to a higher level.
Last was dessert. Although it was good, I could not hide my disappointment. It was the ice cream sundae. Personally, when I think about a sundae, I think about something decadent and big. But there, it was just two scoops of ice cream with a dark chocolate cake.
The ice cream was good, creamy, but whipped cream was definitely missing. The chocolate cake was delicious and could have definitely stood on its own.
This was a good dinner: delicious food, good service, in an elegant decor, with an acceptable noise level. White Street is definitely a place to know in Tribeca, serving succulent dishes that showcase the creativity of the Chef. Would I go back? Probably, and I already know what I will get...
Enjoy (I did)!
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