100 West 82nd St, Upper West Side, Manhattan
March 15, 2014
Came here for some drinks and snacks after a movie with my cousin and brother. We got a booth in the bar area which was nice and bright and spacious. The decor and vibe is Montauk casual and open and perfect for a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
We ordered a bunch of things to share (because, well you know, sharing is caring). Between the three of us, we got some oyster shooters, raw oysters, New England Clam Chowder, Truffled Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, Jalapeno Cheddar Tater Tots and Deviled Eggs.
The oyster shooters were served in a larger glass than I am used to. It kind of took away from the enjoyment of a shooter since it took gulp after gulp to finish it. I wouldn’t get these again. The clam chowder had a bit more bacon throughout than I am used to, but it was good and a definite try for bacon fans. The tater tots were also good and the deviled eggs had a little kick to them. The best part of the meal, though, was the truffled lobster macaroni and cheese. There were huge parts of lobster throughout, though the truffle flavor was a bit muted. Still delicious and a must try if it is available on special.
Service was friendly and we were comfortable enough to linger there for hours. Nice spot for a lunch.
Also, the place was quite kid friendly, so it’s great for families. For those that have no kids in tow, don’t worry, the kids that come here are actually quite well behaved and we didn’t mind them at all.