So March officially came roaring in like a lion, am I right? The good thing is that we have a city full of good food to keep us warm. I tried to sneak in as many hearty meals as possible to round out the winter season before it officially becomes time for oysters and rose outdoors. Read on for some of my notable meals from the month of March!
Don Angie – Known for it’s Instagram-worthy lasagna for two, this little pasta spot in the West Village offers far more dishes than what you see in your feed. Get the stuffed garlic flatbread, poppy seed gnocchi, and garganelli, a side of the eggplant agrodolce, and save room for honey zeppole for dessert.
St Anselm – A Brooklyn steak outpost with some killer red meat, great ambiance, and awesome prices? Sign me up. Post up at the bar here with a butcher’s steak, a side of pan-fried mashed potatoes with truffle, and some spinach gratin for a lovely little evening.
Prune – Prune has been on my NYC bucket list for years, but after reading Gabrielle Hamilton’s memoir, it shot to the top of the list. Everything here is phenomenal, and the fact that it is a tiny neighborhood spot makes it even better. The prawns with anchovy butter rocked my world. Also, don’t forget the specials board (order it all).
Ines – This new(ish) all-day cafe on the upper east side has become my new go-to for a healthy(ish) breakfast and coffee with a book. It is light, airy, friendly, and delicious, plus it feels like a local joint.
Buvette – Forever and for always, I will love Buvette. I recently went back for a weekday breakfast, sampled the waffle egg sandwich, and it was incredible as ever. Bonus points if you can snag the window seat in the front.
Flora Bar – This beautiful upper east side restaurant and cafe is in the space formerly occupied by the Whitney, and serves a killer sticky bun and coffee. The restaurant itself is done by the same people as Estela, and I will promptly report back once I’ve experienced the full dinner there.
Untitled – I came, I saw, I tried the famous chocolate chip cookie. It was overrated. Stick with Levain or Orwasher’s for your next craving.
The Marshal – This tiny 10th Ave spot in midtown is my go-to for pre-theatre dining. I went there for brunch for the first time this month, and the local root vegetable frittata was an absolute delight.