310 West 4th Street (near 12th Street)
(212) 924 2711
Update: Sadly, it appears that The Place has closed.
Hotel Note: If in need of accommodations in the West Village take a look at: The Walker Hotel.
After New York City's sweltering July heatwave (the hottest recorded month in the past 100 years according to the New York City Weather Archive), August feels like the new September. Temperatures at night have been in the 70s with no humidity and New Yorkers all over town are scurrying about enjoying this gorgeous weather. (I probably just jinxed it.)
|4th Street and West 12th Street|
|The Place - 310 West 4th Street|
I ordered the grass fed lamb meatballs served over soft polenta with a sweet onion relish and a fire-roasted tomato and okra sauce. Devine! The meatballs were juicy and flavorful while the relish and the sauce gave it a great kick. And the creamy polenta was sinful. I could have eaten an entire bowlful of it. Bud had the char-grilled calamari paysanne served over a warmed plum tomato, baby leaf spinach and roasted garlic salad with calamata olives and herbed croutons. It was grilled to perfection.
For an entree I had the pan seared Caribbean red snapper served over an endive and lady apple salad with mixed baby greens, toasted pistachios and a lemon vinaigrette. The snapper was cooked to perfection and the combination of apple and endive made the dish so bright. Bud had the oven roasted chicken breast with herb roasted fingerling potatoes, sauteed french beans and a natural sherry wine reduction. There was not a speck of food left on our plates.
The two appetizers and entrees we ordered are also on their regular menu but because of their Sizzling Summer Special, we saved $13.02. Now that's a bargain! The great food and wine coupled with the inviting ambiance and super nice waitstaff made for a delicious evening. Thank you, The Place!