905 Lorimer Street
New York, NY 11222
Cuisine: American (New), Raw Bar, fancy Cocktails
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ Great
Cards: All Major
Price: $25 – $50
Hours: open daily at 5:00 p.m
Booze: Full bar
Subway: G to Nassau, L to Bedford
Menu: view here
There’s a smaller version of [Maison Premiere’s] beloved raw bar here, including oysters, of course, in addition to Jonah Crab in brown butter ($14.28) and Red Carabinero prawns ($8). Chef Lisa Giffen’s small plates sound particularly enticing, like the Spring Lettuce Soup ($8) with green garlic and uni and Ricotta Dumplings ($15) with spring onion and barley consommé. Lighter options abound in the extensive salad/veggies section, but the For Two selections include a Pig Head Confit ($45) and Dry Age Tomahawk ($150) if you’re looking for a splurge.
There’s perhaps no greater sign of a persnickety bar program than the sentence “six different forms of hand-chiseled ice will be featured,” but MP won a James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program for a reason. Bar Director Will Elliott’s put together a selection of over 200 spirits and an equal amount of wines here, focusing on small batch and sustainable offerings.