Comodo on Macdougal Street

Kirk Love and his wife Lili have been singing the praises of Comodo.  We finally got in there for dinner.  The restaurant has about 40 seats with big huge glass windows in front and an open kitchen in the back.  A very quaint home feeling that seeps into the food too.  The staff is warm and friendly, like a family, and the food is delicious. 

Josh ordered for the three of us and we split everything.  We smelled a lot of garlic when we walked in the door so he mentioned this when he ordered.  We did not like heavy garlic so wanted to make sure we picked the right things.  The woman waiting on us said no worries.  Not sure what she told the chef but everything was pretty much garlic free and amazing. 

We began with a few appetizers.  A roasted cauliflower gratin coated with a light aioli and crispy melted Parmesan cheese.  The cauliflower could have been roasted just a bit more but the dish was really good.

Lamb sliders served on a Brazilian cheese bread with a spicy red sauce on the side for dipping.  Perfectly cooked and full of flavor.

Braised kale served alongside with grilled octopus with just a hint of mezcal.  This was probably my least favorite dish.  The octopus was a bit overcooked and could have been softer.

Swordfish ceviche.  Thinly sliced swordfish sitting in a mixture of lime and celery juice, ginger, sweet corn and corn nuts.  I also tasted a hint of coconut.  I loved this.

Another winner.  Thinly sliced brussel sprouts mixed with a mustardy-avocado Parmesan dressing and then built up into a cylinder shape.  Their version of Caesar salad. 

Sliced duck with a mixture of roasted butternut squash cubes and a whipped root vegetable on the side.  I can't remember what it was but it was rich and the perfect combo to the rest. 

Perfectly cooked steak with sauteed greens and mushrooms on the side.  Delicious.

Dessert was an intense rich chocolate cake with pumpkin seeds and a vanilla gelato.

Of course the classic Latin dessert, churros with spicy chocolate sauce on the side for dipping.

And a nice chocolate truffle to end the meal.

When it gets warm and I am hoping that will happen before July, I am looking forward to returning with the windows wide open with a little Latin music in the background, sipping some Sangria and having another meal at Comodo. 

Comments (Archived):

    1. Gotham Gal

      Love it

  1. Susan Rubinsky

    that brussels sprouts salad looks amazing!

  2. kirklove

    Nice! Now I want to go back. Agree the octopus is too tough and needs a little more love.

  3. CCjudy

    You could so easily be a great food photographerThank you always for sharingJudy

  4. falicon

    If there’s one thing that can’t be debated it’s Kirk’s got great taste!…but where’s the chicken fingers!?! You know that’s what he would be ordering… 😉

  5. JLM

    .Another episode of Victoria’s Secret food porn. Well maybe Gotham Gal’s Not So Secret food porn anyway.Well played.The pictures? The freakin’ pictures are amazing.Really food porn of the highest quality. And you are apparently otherwise such a nice woman, no?JLM.

    1. Gotham Gal

      i am

      1. JLM

        .Indeed. A huge fan. It was the beach picnic that captured me. I am a beach person by breeding and temperament.Not a groupie, mind you, but a huge fan nonetheless.Let’s all have a great weekend. We deserve it.JLM.

  6. andyidsinga

    The sliders and ceviche look amazing! I had a really good conch ceviche while on vacation in belize last month.