Gotham West Market

Gotham West Market
just opened up this past week on 11th Avenue between 44/45th.  An interesting location although underneath a huge residential building.  On the outskirts of the Hells Kitchen neighborhood. Figured we would go check it out even though it had only been open for 3 days. 

The place was packed!  Many of the restaurants and staff were not prepared for the onslaught of business.  Is it a destination location for an afternoon of food or is it people who live in the neighborhood?  I figure time will tell and certainly the vendors will get better at preparing the food on a timely basis. 

Ivan Ramen was beyond overwhelmed and people were not happy.  It was taking up to 45 minutes to get a ramen after ordering it and they were not that clear with the customers about that. 

Nice to see Court Street Grocers open up in a new location.  Their sandwiches are delicious.

Geniune Roadside is where we ended up for lunch. 

I had a salad.  Super fresh and just made.  The grilled chicken on top made zero sense to me.  For an additional cost you can pick from a few grilled proteins on top but honestly it was the size of my thumb. 

Fred bagged the ramen and went with the fish tacos which were also quite good.

I particularly liked the water.  No water bottles just a cup. 

Blue Bottle Coffee is a nice addition.  Sometimes I wait for the drip and sometimes I just go with a macchiato.

The Brooklyn Kitchen is great for the neighborhood.  Big kitchen for presentations and more than likely classes down the line.

They have done a really great job of curating the products that they carry from a slicer to a knife to Ricks Picks phat beets. 

Could be a game changer in the neighborhood.