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Monday, January 16, 2012
Bar Americain - New York, NY
So tonight I took the train from Princeton up to NYC, to meet my good friend John from back home in Chicago for dinner. I walked up the stairs to 7th Avenue at Penn Station, and hung a quick right to meet John at the Hilton Fashion District. Needless to say, we left his hotel and started walking towards Times Square, so I suggested Bar Americain.
We walked in and the restaurant was packed, however, there were 2 open stools at the bar so we sat down and ordered a couple of drinks, and got some menus. I looked at the wine list, and really wasn't in the mood for a Washington State cabernet, so I went the beer route, and had a hefewizen instead, and I think it was Pennsylvania perhaps? Not sure, but regardless, it was tasty.
It's been a few years since Zelda took me to Bar Americain, and unfortunately, there was nothing that really jumped out and grabbed me from the menu, so I ended up ordering the Monday night special of Fried Chicken, with a side of fries. John ended up ordering the same, with asparagus however.
The chicken came out quick, and had a great crisp to it. It was juicy and tender inside, and had some great herb and spice flavors. This was served with a side of a black pepper biscuits with a honey of sort on them, and these too were good. What I really liked was the flavor from the pink peppercorn in the breading on the chicken. This added a great element which I truly appreciated.
The fries were fries. Nothing special about them, and frankly, they could have been a lot hotter than the luke warm that they were. The chipotle mayo however is always delicious, and the same as what is served at Bobby's Burger Palace.
All in all, a nice bar dinner, but not sure the fried chicken was $29 worthy. I think that Chef Capasso at West Side Gravy does a friend chicken every bit as good for half the price, but that is just me. Service was friendly, food was tasty, and it's always good to see my boy from home. Cheers!
152 W. 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
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Born in Illinois, I spent my younger years as a local Chicago Foodie checking out restaurants in the city, and working as a waiter at many of the finest restaurants in the suburbs of Chicago. Look for me visiting a restaurant near you, or at one of the many local wine offlines throughout New Jersey