Bette, the new hot restaurant on West 23rd between 9/10th is now open for lunch. You can’t get in during dinner, so lunch is always the best option to check a new place out.
Pretentious is probably an understatement for this place. You can’t find the place because there is no sign, just a door. If you don’t know the address or location, forget about it.
Although, the hostess could not have been nicer. The place was empty for lunch. Amy Sacco, the owner, did a great job with the decor. Warm plush booths with a textured fabric. There is even carpet on the ceiling which is quite clever for noise reduction. The large painting of 3 women reminded me of Sex in the City. Sort of defines the restaurant. This is not a place for eating. This is a place for being seen.
Granted, I did not eat a lot to give you a sure overview on the food but the menu isn’t very dense. I had a simple green salad with shards of cheese and grilled shrimp. Totally boring and quite tasteless but I was hungry. My friend had the Lobster club. It had way too much mayonnaise. Nice pieces of lobster on toasted white bread. Very citrus tasting too. For $18 it wasn’t worth it.
Not my kind of place but always fun to check out. Won’t be back. Enjoyed the peek. Had enough.