Saturday, March 28, 2009

Irving Mill

We went to Irving Mill last night on a recommendation by one of Mabel's fellow residents. She was having a bad day and needed to get out of the apartment.

We somehow got an 8:15 reservation an hour beforehand, showed up, waited the customary 10 minutes to be seated so that we'd buy a drink at the bar (not this time), and got shown our table. I liked the atmosphere, which was cavernous but warm, and the service.

We ordered fluke crudo, their small charcroute plate (for 2), a crispy pig's ear salad, and split an entree of bavette and beef cheeks. The crispy pig's ear salad was the real winner. The pig's ears were like croutons. Everything else was a bit too salty, way too salty for Mabel. You could say that they were trying to get people to order more drinks. They make good Manhattans.

Irving Mill
116 E 16th St
New York, NY 10003

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