Well, truth be told, it really isn’t only known for its cotton candy.
It’s known for eclectic food done well and at a fair price.
As you sit in the large, industrial-chic dining room overlooking Columbus Circle, you will be helped instantly by a well informed and efficient server. Only once have I had anything less than exemplary service here – it is usually beyond reproach.
Nothing like meatballs for breakfast, especially these meatballs. Juicy and soft, spiked with sharp mint and a bit of chile in the slightly spicy, fresh tomato sauce. The ricotta adds a layer of lushness, echoing the grassy taste of the lamb. They are extremely juicy and not heavy at all.
A charming version of my very favorite salad. The frisee is crisp but not bitter, with a sharp and savory vinaigrette. The lardons – actual lardons, not just skimpy bacon bits – are thick and smoky, salty and crisp.
This fell a little flat, since the sweet potatoes were not crispy enough and the onions were a little undercooked and bitter as well. The duck, while a bit dry, was pleasantly tender,and the eggs were cooked well.
In the uber-expensive Columbus Circle area, this restaurant is a total find. Fairly (though far from cheaply) priced, extensive menu, and generally wonderful food.
And I lied…of course it’s always about the cotton candy.